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Meaning of halftime

half•time

Pronunciation: (haf'tīm", häf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the period indicating completion of half the time allowed for an activity, as for a football or basketball game or an examination.
  2. the intermission or rest period between the two halves of a football, basketball, or other game, during which spectators are often entertained by baton twirling, marching bands, or the like.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or taking place during a halftime: The football fans were treated to a halftime exhibition by the marching band.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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