Meaning of interval
Pronunciation: (in'tur-vul), [key]
- an intervening period of time: an interval of 50 years.
- a period of temporary cessation; pause: intervals between the volleys of gunfire.
- a space between things, points, limits, etc.; interspace: an interval of ten feet between posts.
- the totality of points on a line between two designated points or endpoints that may or may not be included.
- any generalization of this to higher dimensions, as a rectangle with sides parallel to the coordinate axes.
- the space between soldiers or units in military formation.
- the difference in pitch between two tones, as between two tones sounded simultaneouslyor between two tones sounded successively
- a period in a game for placing bets.
- an intermission, as between the acts of a play.
- At intervals, there were formal receptions at the governor's mansion.
- at particular periods of time; now and then:At intervals, there were formal receptions at the governor's mansion.
- at particular places, with gaps in between:detour signs at intervals along the highway.
- interval (Thesaurus)