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Definitions of PERIOD
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By James Champlin Fernald
A circuit; the time a planet takes to make a complete revolution round the sun; a revolution or series of years by which time is measured; a series of years, days, &c., in which a revolution is completed, and the same course to be begun; any specified portion of time; end or conclusion; any indefinite portion of existence; limit; length of duration; a complete sentence; a full stop.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The time in which anything is performed: (astr.) the time occupied by a body in its revolution: a stated and recurring interval of time: a series of years: length of duration: the time at which anything ends: conclusion: (gram.) a mark at the end of a sentence (.): (rhet.) a complete sentence. See DATE, EPOCH, ERA.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
Periods are the different phases or revolutions of a disease, - the epochs which are distinguishable in the course of a disease. Three periods are commonly enumerated. 1. The augmentation, increase, or progress, (Incrementum;) 2. The acme or height, (F.) Etat (Status;) and, 3. The decline (Decrementum.) Some authors reckon only the invasion and termination. Period is sometimes used in describing an intermittent, for the time between the commencement of a paroxysm and that of the next, including the fit as well as interval.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [Latin, Greek] A circuit; the time in which a heavenly body makes a complete revolution in its orbit;â€”hence, the time in which any thing is performed; ordinary time in which a regular course is completed;â€”a revolution or series of years; a cycle;â€”an interval of time; date;â€”a regular or recurring interval;â€”a particular portion of time, as in one's life; age;â€”an important time, as in history; epoch; era;â€”length or time of duration; limit;â€”time at which any thing ends; termination; conclusion; end;â€”a complete sentence, from one full stop to another; hence, sentence; clause;â€”the point that marks the end of a complete sentence; a full stop [thus].
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