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noun [C] (TIME)   /ˈpɪər·i·əd/
a length of time : The study will be carried out over a six-month period. A period in the life of a person or in history is a particular time during that life or history : The period after World War II was marked by rapid economic growth . A period is a division of time in an event of fixed length , such as a day at school or a game : There was no scoring in the second period. physics A period is the time it takes for one complete repetition of a pattern that repeats . A second is used as the standard unit in most areas of science . Period costume / dress / furniture is the clothing or furniture of a particular time in history : At the Revolutionary War theme park , everyone was wearing period costumes .
(Definition of period noun (TIME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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