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1 an occurrence of menstruating
  • she hoped her period wouldn't start until she got home

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2 an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing
  • the Romantic period in music

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period, epoch, era, age mean a division of time. period may designate an extent of time of any length. periods of economic prosperity epoch applies to a period begun or set off by some significant or striking quality, change, or series of events. the steam engine marked a new epoch in industry era suggests a period of history marked by a new or distinct order of things. the era of global communications age is used frequently of a fairly definite period dominated by a prominent figure or feature. the age of Samuel Johnson

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The first known use of period was in 1532

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“Period.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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