More definitions of "interval":
- (noun): A set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints.
- (noun): The difference in pitch between two notes.
Synonyms: musical interval
- (noun): The distance between things.
Famous quotes containing the word interval:
“The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.”
—John Updike (b. 1932)
“[I have] been in love with one princess or another almost all my life, and I hope I shall go on so, till I die, being firmly persuaded, that if ever I do a mean action, it must be in some interval betwixt one passion and another.”
—Laurence Sterne (17131768)
“I was interested to see how a pioneer lived on this side of the country. His life is in some respects more adventurous than that of his brother in the West; for he contends with winter as well as the wilderness, and there is a greater interval of time at least between him and the army which is to follow. Here immigration is a tide which may ebb when it has swept away the pines; there it is not a tide, but an inundation, and roads and other improvements come steadily rushing after.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)