Definition of interval noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    interval

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɪntərvl//
     
     
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  1. 1a period of time between two events The interval between major earthquakes might be 200 years. He knocked on the door and after a brief interval it was opened.
  2. 2 [usually plural] a short period during which something different happens from what is happening the rest of the time She's delirious, but has lucid intervals.
  3. 3 (music) a difference in pitch (= how high or low a note sounds) between two notes an interval of one octave
  4. Idioms
      at (…) intervals
       
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    1. 1with time between Buses to the city leave at regular intervals. The runners started at 5-minute intervals.
    2. 2 with spaces between Traffic cones were positioned at intervals along the road.
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