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period British & World English

A length or portion of time

period English Thesaurus

he had long periods of depression

free period British & World English

One of the set divisions of the day in a school that is not allocated to a lesson

safe period British & World English

The time during and near a woman’s menstrual period when conception is least likely

latent period British & World English

The period between infection with a virus or other microorganism and the onset of symptoms, or between exposure to radiation and the appearance of a cancer

period piece British & World English

An object or work that is set in or reminiscent of an earlier historical period

quiet period British & World English

A legally mandated period of time preceding and following a company’s initial public offering when the company is prohibited from promoting its stock by releasing information not otherwise filed with regulators

critical period British & World English

A period during someone’s development in which a particular skill or characteristic is believed to be most readily acquired

glacial period British & World English

A period in the earth’s history when polar and mountain ice sheets were unusually extensive across the earth’s surface

payback period British & World English

The length of time required for an investment to recover its initial outlay in terms of profits or savings

sidereal period British & World English

The period of revolution of one body about another with respect to the distant stars

synodic period British & World English

The time between successive conjunctions of a planet with the sun

cooling-off period British & World English

An interval during which two sides in a disagreement can try to settle their differences before taking further action

incubation period British & World English

The period over which eggs, cells, etc. are incubated

refractory period British & World English

A period immediately following stimulation during which a nerve or muscle is unresponsive to further stimulation

sensitive period British & World English

A time or stage in a person’s development when they are more responsive to certain stimuli and quicker to learn particular skills

menstrual period in period British & World English

A flow of blood and other material from the lining of the uterus, lasting for a few days and occurring in sexually mature women who are not pregnant at intervals of about one lunar month until the menopause

shoulder season British & World English

A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons

shoulder period in shoulder season British & World English

A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons

limitation period in limitation British & World English

A legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right does not continue


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