What is period?

  • (noun): The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause.
    Synonyms: menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, flow
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on period:

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) ...
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 ...
History Of Norway - Prehistory
... 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 ... The literary and official language during the Ottoman Empire period (c ... 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 and also rural members of society ...
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 increased ... 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 ...

More definitions of "period":

  • (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): One of three periods of play in hockey games.
  • (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): 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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word period:

    Finally she grew quiet, and after that, coherent thought. With this, stalked through her a cold, bloody rage. Hours of this, a period of introspection, a space of retrospection, then a mixture of both. Out of this an awful calm.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    There is a period in the history of the individual, as of the race, when the hunters are the “best men,” as the Algonquins called them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)