Week

A week is a time unit equal to seven days. It is the standard time period used for cycles of work days and rest days in most parts of the world.

The term "week" is sometimes expanded to refer to other time units comprising a few days. Such "weeks" of between four and ten days have been used historically in various places. Intervals longer than 10 days are not usually termed "weeks" as they are closer in length to the fortnight or the month than to the seven-day week.

Read more about Week:  Etymology, Seven-day Week

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Famous quotes containing the word week:

    Young children constantly invent new explanations to account for complex processes. And since their inventions change from week to week, furnishing the “correct” explanation is not quite so important as conveying a willingness to discuss the subject. Become an “askable parent.”
    Ruth Formanek (20th century)

    A week is a long time in politics.
    Harold Wilson, Lord Riveaulx (1916–1995)

    What, keep a week away? Seven days and nights,
    Eightscore-eight hours, and lovers’ absent hours
    More tedious than the dial eightscore times!
    O weary reckoning!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)