[in-ter-vuh l] /ˈɪn tər vəl/
an intervening period of time:
an interval of 50 years.
a period of temporary cessation; pause:
intervals between the volleys of gunfire.
a space between things, points, limits, etc.; interspace:
an interval of ten feet between posts.
the space between soldiers or units in military formation.
Music. the difference in pitch between two tones, as between two tones sounded simultaneously (harmonic interval) or between two tones sounded successively (melodic interval)
Chiefly New England. .
Cards. a period in a game for placing bets.
British. an intermission, as between the acts of a play.
the period of time marked off by or between two events, instants, etc
the distance between two points, objects, etc
a pause or interlude, as between periods of intense activity
(Brit) a short period between parts of a play, concert, film, etc; intermission
(music) the difference of pitch between two notes, either sounded simultaneously (harmonic interval) or in succession as in a musical part (melodic interval). An interval is calculated by counting the (inclusive) number of notes of the diatonic scale between the two notes: the interval between C and G is a fifth
the ratio of the frequencies of two sounds
(maths) the set containing all real numbers or points between two given numbers or points, called the endpoints. A closed interval includes the endpoints, but an open interval does not
early 14c., from Old French intervalle (14c.), earlier entreval (13c.), from Late Latin intervallum “space, interval, distance,” originally “space between palisades or ramparts,” from inter “between” (see inter-) + vallum “rampart” (see wall). Metaphoric sense of “gap in time” was present in Latin.
interval in·ter·val (ĭn’tər-vəl)
[in-ter-veyl] /ˈɪn tərˌveɪl/ noun, Chiefly New England. 1. a lowlying tract of land along a river.
noun, Statistics. 1. the interval used as an estimate in interval estimation; a confidence interval. noun 1. (statistics) an interval within which the true value of a parameter of a population is stated to lie with a predetermined probability on the basis of sampling statistics Compare point estimate
noun, Statistics. 1. the process of estimating a parameter of a given population by specifying an interval of values and the probability that the true value of the parameter falls within this interval.
[val-ee] /ˈvæl i/ noun, plural valleys. 1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, especially one following the course of a stream. 2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system. 3. any depression or hollow resembling a valley. 4. a low point or interval in […]