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period

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of period

  1. 1 an occurrence of menstruating girls having their period will be excused from gym class Synonyms of period menstruation, monthlies Words Related to period menses

  2. 2 an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing the Romantic period in music Synonyms of period day, epoch, era, age, timeWords Related to period cycle, generation, year; bit, space, span, spell, stretch, while; date, vintage

Synonym Discussion of period

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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