Definition of period
- I don't remember — period
We have had two power failures in a five-month period.
The period between Christmas and New Year's Eve is a very busy one for us.
We are studying our country's colonial period.
Children go through many changes during the period of adolescence.
First Known Use: 1532See Words from the same year
: a length of time during which a series of events or an action takes place or is completed
: a length of time that is very important in the history of the world, a nation, etc.
: a time that is very important in the life of a person
: of, relating to, or typical of a particular time in history
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