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Interval

In´ter`val
n.1.
1.A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
'Twixt host and host but narrow space was left,
A dreadful interval.
- Milton.
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.(Mus.) Difference in pitch between any two tones.
At intervals
coming or happening with intervals between; now and then.
Augmented interval
(Mus.) an interval increased by half a step or half a tone.
- Tennyson.
1.A tract of low ground between hills, or along the banks of a stream, usually alluvial land, enriched by the overflowings of the river, or by fertilizing deposits of earth from the adjacent hills. Cf. Bottom, n., 7.
Noun1.interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
Synonyms: time interval
2.interval - a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
3.interval - the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
Synonyms: separation
4.interval - the difference in pitch between two notes

INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

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