Definitions for: Interval

[n] the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
[n] a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
[n] the difference in pitch between two notes
[n] a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

'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.

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

Synonyms: musical interval, separation, time interval

See Also: absence, access time, amount, bounded interval, break, clearance, closed interval, cycle, distance, distance, divergence, embolism, eternity, fifth, float, fourth, half step, intercalation, interim, interlude, intermission, interruption, lag, latency, latent period, lunitidal interval, measure, musical notation, musical octave, octave, open interval, pause, period, processing time, quantity, quantum, quartertone, reaction time, response time, rhythm, rotational latency, round, seek time, semitone, set, seventh, sixth, slot, space, step, sub-interval, suspension, third, time constant, time slot, tone, unbounded interval, whole step, whole tone

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