period: significado e definições

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O que é period?

O que é period?

  • An interval of time characterized by the occurrence of a certain condition, event, or phenomenon: a period of economic prosperity.
  • An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology, or technology: artifacts of the pre-Columbian period.
  • An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase: Picasso's early career is divided into his blue period and rose period.
  • Geology A unit of time, longer than an epoch and shorter than an era.
  • Any of various arbitrary units of time, especially:
  • Any of the divisions of the academic day.
  • Sports & Games A division of the playing time of a game.
  • Physics & Astronomy The time interval between two successive occurrences of a recurrent event or phases of an event; a cycle: the period of a satellite's orbit.
  • An instance or occurrence of menstruation.
  • A point or portion of time at which something is ended; a completion or conclusion.
  • The full pause at the end of a spoken sentence.
  • A punctuation mark ( . ) indicating a full stop, placed at the end of declarative sentences and other statements thought to be complete, and after many abbreviations.
  • A sentence of several carefully balanced clauses in formal writing.
  • A metrical unit of quantitative verse consisting of two or more cola.
  • An analogous unit or division of classical Greek or Latin prose.
  • Music A group of two or more phrases within a composition, often made up of 8 or 16 measures and terminating with a cadence.
  • Mathematics The least interval in the range of the independent variable of a periodic function of a real variable in which all possible values of the dependent variable are assumed.
  • Mathematics A group of digits separated by commas in a written number.
  • Mathematics The number of digits that repeat in a repeating decimal. For example, 1/7 = 0.142857142857 . . . has a six-digit period.
  • Chemistry A sequence of elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number and forming one of the horizontal rows in the periodic table.
  • Of, belonging to, or representing a certain historical age or time: a period piece; period furniture.
  • Used to emphasize finality, as when expressing a decision or an opinion: You're not going to the movies tonight, period!

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