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period

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɪəriəd/
TIME B1 a length of time: a 24-hour period a period of four monthsPeriods of time - general words
SCHOOL/SPORTS B1 one of the equal parts of time that a school day or sports game is divided intoClasses, courses and courseworkPeriods of time - general wordsSpecific periods of time
WOMEN the time each month when blood comes out of a woman's uterusProcesses and stages connected with sexual reproduction
MARK US ( UK full stop) a mark (.) used at the end of a sentence, or to show that the letters before it are an abbreviation Punctuation
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