What is period?

  • (noun): A unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed.
    Synonyms: geological period
    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 as populations ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 imported words ... literary and official language during the Ottoman Empire period (c ... Persian, and Arabic that differed considerably and was largely unintelligible to the period's everyday Turkish known as kaba Türkçe or "rough Turkish", spoken by the less-educated lower ...
Southern And Northern Dynasties
... The Southern 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 ...
Geography Of Tonga - Climate
... The 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 ... The average wettest period is around March with on average 263 mm (10.4 in) ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (noun): The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.
  • (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 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): 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:

    To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
    Max Beerbohm (1872–1956)

    ... there has never been a period in history when there have been necessary killings which has not been instantly followed by a period when there have been unnecessary killings.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)