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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interval  \In"ter*val\,  n.  [L.  intervallum;  inter  between  + 
  vallum  a  wall:  cf  F.  intervalle.  See  {Wall}.] 
  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.  ``And  Miriam  watch'd  and  dozed  at 
  intervals.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Augmented  interval}  (Mus.),  an  interval  increased  by  half  a 
  step  or  half  a  tone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interval  \In"ter*val\,  Intervale  \In"ter*vale\,  n. 
  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.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
 
  The  woody  intervale  just  beyond  the  marshy  land.  --The 
  Century. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interval 
  n  1:  a  definite  length  of  time  marked  off  by  two  instants  [syn:  {time 
  interval}] 
  2:  a  set  containing  all  points  (or  all  real  numbers)  between 
  two  given  endpoints 
  3:  the  distance  between  things  "fragile  items  require 
  separation  and  cushioning"  [syn:  {separation}] 
  4:  the  difference  in  pitch  between  two  notes  [syn:  {musical 
  interval}] 




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