[ UK /pˈi‍əɹɪəd/ ]
[ US /ˈpɪɹiəd/ ]
  1. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    in England they call a period a stop
  2. a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
    ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods
  3. (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
  4. an amount of time
    a time period of 30 years
    hastened the period of time of his recovery
    Picasso's blue period
  5. the end or completion of something
    a change soon put a period to my tranquility
    death put a period to his endeavors
  6. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females
    the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
    a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
  7. the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
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How To Use period In A Sentence

  • If we have spent several class periods introducing conventions of reasoned evidence in argumentative writing, we usually look for such features in student papers.
  • The extended period of damage was probably brought on by the cool/wet growing conditions.
  • I can say with certainty that a lot of arms shipments have arrived during this peace period.
  • I ` d like to see it minus bodywork to see if it ` s got smaller wheels than the big old hoops normal for the period, cos i reckon even tho the bodywork is quite wide, full lock would find large dia. wheels causing a few problems. 1930 Art Deco Henderson
  • We must remember that the prime motive for Housmann's boulevards and circuses was to ensure that a strategically placed cannon could fire down many streets, quelling the citizens who were periodically disposed to revolution.
  • The late 1950s and early 1960s were a period of expansion and creativity.
  • Organic carbon mineralization was studied in a large humic lake in northern Sweden during a well-defined summer stratification period following high water flow during snowmelt.
  • Egg-laying adults are especially active during bloom, a time period when insecticides should not be applied.
  • It should also be noted that there are no contact-period materials from the Johnson site and that the only historic materials recovered date to the nineteenth century and did not occur in the provenances associated with the figurines.
  • Yet at the end of this period, as at the beginning, the influence of lordship in society was pervasive.
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