What is period?

  • (noun): The end or completion of something.
    Example: "Death put a period to his endeavors"; "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on period:

Iowa - Prehistory
... During the Archaic period (10,500–2,800 years ago), American Indians adapted to local environments and ecosystems, slowly becoming more sedentary ... More than 3,000 years ago, during the Late Archaic period, American Indians in Iowa began utilizing domesticated plants ... The subsequent Woodland period saw an increased reliance on agriculture and social complexity, with increased use of mounds, ceramics, and specialized subsistence ...
Southern And Northern Dynasties
... and Northern Dynasties (Chinese 南北朝 pinyin Nánběicháo) was a period in the history of China that lasted from 420 to 589 ... The period saw large-scale migration of Han Chinese people to the lands south of the Yangtze River ... During this period the process of sinicization accelerated among the non-Chinese arrivals in the north and among the aboriginal people in the south ...
Turkish Language - History - Ottoman Turkish
... Turkish literature during the Ottoman period, particularly Ottoman Divan poetry, was heavily influenced by Persian, including the adoption of poetic meters and a great quantity of ... and official language during the Ottoman Empire period (c ... and was largely unintelligible to the period's everyday Turkish known as kaba Türkçe or "rough Turkish", spoken by the less-educated lower and also rural members of ...
Geography Of Tonga - Climate
... is tropical with a distinct warm period (December-April), during which the temperatures rise above 32 °C (89.6 °F), and a cooler period (May-November), with temperatures rarely rising above 27 °C (80.6 ... The average wettest period is around March with on average 263 mm (10.4 in) ...
History Of Norway - Prehistory
... Norway's coastline rose from glaciation with the end of the last glacial period about 12,000 BC ... The first immigration took place during this period as the Norwegian coast offered good conditions for sealing, fishing and hunting ... The first farming and thus the start of the Neolithic period, began ca ...

More definitions of "period":

  • (noun): An amount of time.
    Example: "A time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
    Synonyms: time period, period of time
  • (noun): A unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed.
    Synonyms: geological period
  • (noun): A stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time.
    Example: "A novel from the Victorian period"
    Synonyms: historic period, historical period
  • (noun): The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.
  • (noun): A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.
    Example: "In England they call a period a stop"
    Synonyms: point, full stop, stop, full point
  • (noun): One of three periods of play in hockey games.

Famous quotes containing the word period:

    The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul’s faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue.... Moreover this activity must occupy a complete lifetime; for one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day; and similarly one day or a brief period of happiness does not make a man supremely blessed and happy.
    Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

    It is as if, to every period of history, there corresponded a privileged age and a particular division of human life: “youth” is the privileged age of the seventeenth century, childhood of the nineteenth, adolescence of the twentieth.
    Philippe Ariés (20th century)

    When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.
    John Berger (b. 1926)