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Period

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A period is an arbitrary interval of time. The word is applied to many different concepts:

Further meanings less connected with time:

  • In rhetoric, period refers to well-balanced sentences.
  • in writing, a period was formerly a name for a long sentence, and from that it is now another name for the full stop punctuation sign: "." because it marks the end of a sentence.
  • also in writing, a period can refer to any dot.
  • in music a period is in some ways equivalent to a period in writing: it closes a phrase of music, though the "period" may also be the cadence or close of the phrases.

Period is also the name of the final book in Dennis Cooper's George Miles cycle.

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