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English definition of “period”


noun   /ˈpɪər·i·əd/
B1 a length of time : a 24-hour period a period of four months
B1 in a school , one of the parts of the day when a subject is taught : We have six periods of science a week .
B1 the punctuation mark (.) that is put at the end of a sentence , or at the end of a word that has been shortened
(Definition of period noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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