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"period" in British English

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periodnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪə.ri.əd/ us   /ˈpɪr.i.əd/
  • period noun [C] (TIME)

B1 a length of time: Her work means that she spends long periods away from home. Unemployment in the first half of the year was 2.5 percent lower than in the same period the year before. 15 people were killed in/over a period of four days. The study will be carried out over a six-month period.
B1 in school, a division of time in the day when a subject is taught: We have six periods of science a week.
a fixed time during the life of a person or in history: Most teenagers go through a rebellious period. The house was built during the Elizabethan period.

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  • period noun [C] (BLOOD)

the bleeding from a woman's womb that happens once a month when she is not pregnant: period pains She'd missed a period and was worried.
  • period noun [C] (MARK)

mainly US UK usually full stop the symbol . used in writing at the end of a sentence or at the end of the short form of a word
mainly US said at the end of a statement to show that you believe you have said all there is to say on a subject and you are not going to discuss it any more: There will be no more shouting, period!

periodadjective

uk   /ˈpɪə.ri.əd/ us   /ˈpɪr.i.əd/
(Definition of period from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"period" in American English

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periodnoun [C]

us   /ˈpɪər·i·əd/
  • period noun [C] (TIME)

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.
  • period noun [C] (MARK)

a mark (.) used in writing to show where the end of a sentence is, or to show that the letters before it are an abbreviation (= short word form)
infml You can say period at the end of a statement as a way of adding emphasis: There will be no more shouting, period!
  • period noun [C] (BLEEDING)

also menstrual period, /ˈmen·strəlˌpɪr·i·əd, -strə·wəl-/ the bleeding from a woman’s uterus that happens approximately every four weeks when she is not pregnant
  • period noun [C] (REPEATED EVENT)

  • period noun [C] (ROW)

chemistry any of the rows in the periodic table of chemical elements
(Definition of period from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"period" in Business English

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periodnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪəriəd/ us  
a length of time: a period of six months/10 years, etc. This debt is repayable over a period of five years in equal quarterly instalments. Profit fell 75.1% from the same period a year ago. The Government will make an additional 10% contribution for a limited period. The second quarter of the year should have been a busy period.
(Definition of period from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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