interval

noun
ADJECTIVE
brief, short

She ruled for ten years, except for a brief interval.

long, wide

You are advised to leave a wide interval before you have your next child.

10-minute, six month, three-year, etc.

Try setting your automatic email checker to 30-minute intervals.

fixed, specified

the amount of oxygen used by the muscles during a specified interval

decent

After a decent interval she made her new relationship public.

time

They will be interviewed again after an appropriate time interval has elapsed.

PREPOSITION
at intervals

At intervals a bell rings and workers stop for a drink.

in the interval

Polling day was a week away and Baldwin made two speeches in the interval.

interval between

The intervals between his various illnesses grew shorter and shorter.

PHRASES
at fixed, periodic, regular, etc. intervals

Trains run at fixed intervals.

He returned home during the day at regular intervals.

at irregular intervals, at random intervals

The accounts were updated at irregular intervals.

at hourly, weekly, monthly, etc. intervals

Meetings are held at monthly intervals.


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