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Definition of the noun period of time

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  1. an amount of time
    • example: hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of period of time: period / time period
    • more generic terms: fundamental measure / fundamental quantity = one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
    • more specific terms:
      • trial period / test period = a period of time during which someone or something is tested
      • time frame = a time period during which something occurs or is expected to occur
      • grace period / grace = a period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor
      • hours = an indefinite period of time
      • downtime = a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating
      • uptime = a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use
      • work time = a time period when you are required to work
      • time off = a time period when you are not required to work
      • bout = a period of illness
      • hospitalization = a period of time when you are confined to a hospital
      • travel time = a period of time spent traveling
      • times = a more or less definite period of time now or previously present
      • time = an indefinite period
      • elapsed time = the time that elapses while some event is occurring
      • continuance / duration = the period of time during which something continues
      • calendar week / week = a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
      • midweek = the middle of a week
      • field day = a time of unusual pleasure and success
      • life-time / lifespan / lifetime / life = the period during which something is functional
      • life = the period between birth and the present time
      • life = the period from the present until death
      • millennium / millenary = a span of 1000 years
      • bimillennium / bimillenary = a span of 2000 years
      • occupation = the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
      • past = a earlier period in someone's life
      • shelf life = the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating
      • puerperium = time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved
      • lactation = the period following birth during which milk is secreted
      • time of life = a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
      • calendar day / civil day = a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
      • festival = a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
      • daylight / daytime / day = the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
      • morning time / forenoon / morning / morn = the time period between dawn and noon
      • nighttime / night / dark = the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
      • night = the time between sunset and midnight
      • night = the period spent sleeping
      • night = a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom
      • eve = the period immediately before something
      • evening = the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way
      • hebdomad / week = any period of seven consecutive days
      • fortnight / two weeks = a period of fourteen consecutive days
      • weekend = a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday
      • Saint Martin's summer / Indian summer = a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
      • year = the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun
      • school day / schooltime / school = the period of instruction in a school
      • twelvemonth / year / yr = a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
      • year = a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
      • semester = half a year
      • bimester = a period of 2 months
      • Olympiad = one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games
      • lustrum = a period of five years
      • decennary / decennium / decade = a period of 10 years
      • century = a period of 100 years
      • quadrennium = a period of four years
      • quinquennium = a period of five years
      • half-century = a period of 50 years
      • quarter-century = a period of 25 years
      • quarter = a fourth part of a year
      • phase of the moon = a time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance
      • day = the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis
      • calendar month / month = one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
      • mid-January = the middle part of January
      • mid-February = the middle part of February
      • mid-March = the middle part of March
      • mid-April = the middle part of April
      • mid-May = the middle part of May
      • mid-June = the middle part of June
      • mid-July = the middle part of July
      • mid-August = the middle part of August
      • mid-September = the middle part of September
      • mid-October = the middle part of October
      • mid-November = the middle part of November
      • mid-December = the middle part of December
      • time limit = a time period within which something must be done or completed
      • term = a limited period of time
      • trimester = a period of three months
      • hour = a special and memorable period
      • silly season = a time usually late summer characterized by exaggerated news stories about frivolous matters for want of real news
      • Golden Age = the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence
      • silver age = the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion
      • bronze age = the third age of the world, marked by war and violence
      • iron age = the last and worst age of the world
      • Platonic year / great year = time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
      • regulation time = the normal prescribed duration of a game
      • extra time / overtime = playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
      • time of year / season = one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
      • canicular days / canicule / dog days = the hot period between early July and early September
      • midwinter = the middle of winter
      • season = a recurrent time marked by major holidays
      • season = a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
      • long time / years / age = a prolonged period of time
      • long haul / long run = a period of time sufficient for factors to work themselves out
      • drought / drouth = a prolonged shortage
      • epoch / era = a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
      • generation = the normal time between successive generations
      • prehistoric culture / prehistory = the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
      • reign = a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
      • run = the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
      • early days / youth = an early period of development
      • dawn = an opening time period
      • evening = a later concluding time period
      • time = a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
      • sleep / nap = a period of time spent sleeping
      • term of a contract / lease = the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect
      • half life / half-life = the time required for something to fall to half its initial value
      • lunar time period / tide = there are usually two high and two low tides each day
      • phase / stage = any distinct time period in a sequence of events
      • multistage = occurring in more than one stage
      • watch = the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
      • peacetime = a period of time during which there is no war
      • wartime = a period of time during which there is armed conflict
      • term of enlistment / tour of duty / enlistment / duty tour / hitch / tour = a period of time spent in military service
      • honeymoon = the early (usually calm and harmonious) period of a relationship
      • indiction = a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and adopted in some medieval kingdoms
      • prohibition era / prohibition = the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
      • incubation period = the period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of the disease
      • rainy day = a (future) time of financial need
      • noviciate / novitiate = the period during which you are a novice
      • efflorescence / blossom / flower / heyday / bloom / flush / prime / peak = the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
      • running time = the length of time that a movie or tv show runs
      • clotting time = the time it takes for a sample of blood to clot
      • air alert = the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack
      • question time = a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers
      • real time = the time it takes for a process under computer control to occur
      • real time = the actual time that it takes a process to occur
      • study hall = a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study
      • usance = the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange
      • window = the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something
    • instances:
      • Bronze Age = a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
      • Iron Age = the period following the Bronze Age
      • Stone Age = the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
      • Eolithic Age / Eolithic = the earliest part of the Stone Age marked by the earliest signs of human culture
      • Paleolithic Age / Palaeolithic / Paleolithic = second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,000 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
      • Lower Paleolithic = the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax
      • Middle Paleolithic = the time period of Neanderthal man
      • Upper Paleolithic = the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed
      • Epipaleolithic / Mesolithic Age / Mesolithic = middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
      • Neolithic Age / New Stone Age / Neolithic = latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East
      • Great Schism = the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon

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Google previewToward a Reference Grammar of Tok Pisin (1995)

An Experiment in Corpus Linguistics by John W. M. Verhaar

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Google previewMastering Real Estate Principles (2001)

by Gerald R. Cortesi

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Google previewThe Controversial Climacteric (2012)

The workshop moderators’ reports presented at the Third International Congress on the Menopause, held in Ostend, Belgium, in June 1981, under the auspices of the International Menopause Society by P.A. van Keep, W.H. Utian, A. Vermeulen

It is clear from these records that complete regularity in menstruation for an extended period of time is a myth. Variation is the rule, and exceptions are of short duration. Women apparently use the term “regular as they do “28 days' in order to ...

Google previewShaolin Lohan Kung-Fu (2011)

by P'ng Chye Khim, Donn F. Draeger

Hard training over a protracted period of time is the key to success. Since the earliest days of this art there has been no general rule by which to predict when a trainee will reach levels of progress that will enable him to display an effective ...

Google previewThe Business-Oriented CIO (2009)

A Guide to Market-Driven Management by George Tillmann

Creating a strategy for a three-year period of time is an annual event. Each year, the IT staff needs to review the plan, delete the coming year, make whatever changes are needed to the remaining years, and add a new year at the end.

Google previewPediatric Critical Care (2011)

by Bradley P. Fuhrman, Jerry J. Zimmerman

additional problem that occurs in the ICU patient who receives NMBAs for a prolonged period of time is the development of tachyphylaxis or an increased dose requirement over time. The primary cause is an upregulation of acetylcholine ...

Google previewHow the Brain Learns to Read (2004)

by David A. Sousa

Persistence over a prolonged period of time is the key to determining the likelihood of dyslexia or any other physical condition that is interfering with the child's ability to read. It is not unusual for struggling readers and dyslexic students to be ...

Google previewJob Readiness for Health Professionals - E-Book (2014)

Soft Skills Strategies for Success by Elsevier

In a field in which change is unavoidable, the one thing that can remain standard and constant over an extended period of time is the patient's record. The patient may ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

PRESCRIPTIVE EASEMENT If an easement has been used for an extended period of time, usually ten to thirty years, with no objection from the property owner, it may be prescribed by a law known as prescriptive easement. To prescribe by ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

Such fire is usually planned well in advance and is executed at a predetermined time or during a predetermined period of time. See also fire; on-call; scheduled fire. preassault operation — Operations conducted by the amphibious force upon ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of Economics (1996)

by Dipavali Debroy

A secular trend is a relatively smooth movement in the value of a variable over a period of time. A cyclical variation is a pattem of upswings and downswings that recurs periodically. A seasonal variation is similar, except that the time period for ...

Google previewDictionary of International Banking and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

minimum offering period Minimum period of time for which an offer to the public to purchase shares may be left open. In the UK this period is usually 14 days. minimum wage Lowest amount a ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (1998)

by Georgij A. Klimov

Eartvelian etymological studies have seen many new developments over this period of time, causing a difference of the present book from the previous one both in quality and in quantity. The dictionary contains about 1,400 word crimes [ the ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Habendum Clause: Defines the period of time for which the rights given in the granting clause will extend. The habendum clause provides for a primary term that is a fixed term of years during ...

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What do you want to get done? In what order of importance? Over what period of time? What is the time available? What is the best strategy for application of time to projects for the most effective results? (Ted W. Engstrom)
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