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Definition of Interval

Interval

  1. A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
  2. Space of time between any two points or events; as, the interval between the death of Charles I. of England, and the accession of Charles II.
  3. A brief space of time between the recurrence of similar conditions or states; as, the interval between paroxysms of pain; intervals of sanity or delirium.
  4. Difference in pitch between any two tones.
  5. Alt. of Intervale

Interval Quotations

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Georges Clemenceau

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.
William Manchester

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
Swami Sivananda
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Interval Translations

interval in Dutch is interval, tussenruimte
interval in German is Intervall, Zeitabstand, Intervall
interval in Italian is spazio
interval in Norwegian is mellomrom, pause
interval in Portuguese is intervalo
interval in Spanish is intervalo
interval in Swedish is mellanakt, paus, intervall
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