◄ Interval ►

1. (n.) A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.

2. (n.) 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. (n.) 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. (n.) Difference in pitch between any two tones.

5. (n.) Alt. of Intervale

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