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Interval vs. Duration

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Intervalnoun

A distance in space.

Durationnoun

An amount of time or a particular time interval.

‘The duration of the flight will be about 2 hours 45 minutes.’; ‘She was moaning for the entire duration of the advert break.’;

Intervalnoun

A period of time.

‘the interval between contractions during childbirth’;

Durationnoun

(in the singular, not followed by "of") The time taken for the current situation to end, especially the current war

‘Rationing will last at least for the duration.’;

Intervalnoun

(music) The difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes, often referring to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).

Durationnoun

(finance) A measure of the sensitivity of the price of a financial asset to changes in interest rates, computed for a simple bond as a weighted average of the maturities of the interest and principal payments associated with it.

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Intervalnoun

(mathematics) A connected section of the real line which may be empty or have a length of zero.

Durationnoun

The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.

‘It was proposed that the duration of Parliament should be limited.’; ‘Soon shall have passed our own human duration.’;

Intervalnoun

An intermission.

Durationnoun

the period of time during which something continues

Intervalnoun

(sports) half time, a scheduled intermission between the periods of play

Durationnoun

the property of enduring or continuing in time

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Intervalnoun

(cricket) Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play

Durationnoun

continuance in time;

‘the ceremony was of short duration’; ‘he complained about the length of time required’;

Intervalnoun

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.’;

Intervalnoun

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.

Intervalnoun

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.

Intervalnoun

Difference in pitch between any two tones.

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Intervalnoun

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.

‘The woody intervale just beyond the marshy land.’;

Intervalnoun

a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Intervalnoun

a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints

Intervalnoun

the distance between things;

‘fragile items require separation and cushioning’;

Intervalnoun

the difference in pitch between two notes

Intervalnoun

an intervening time

‘the day should be dry with sunny intervals’; ‘after his departure, there was an interval of many years without any meetings’;

Intervalnoun

a component of activity in interval training

‘they ran, sprinted, and jogged for four 15-minute intervals at two different times’;

Intervalnoun

a pause or break in activity

‘an interval of mourning’;

Intervalnoun

a period of time separating parts of a theatrical or musical performance.

Intervalnoun

a break between the parts of a sports match

‘United led 3–0 at the interval’;

Intervalnoun

a space between two things; a gap.

Intervalnoun

the difference in pitch between two sounds.

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