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:

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 ... and official language during the Ottoman Empire period (c ... 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 ...
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 ... The subsequent Woodland period saw an increased reliance on agriculture and social complexity, with increased use of mounds, ceramics, and specialized subsistence ... During the Late Prehistoric period (beginning about AD 900) increased use of maize and social changes led to social flourishing and nucleated settlements ...
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 ...
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 temperatures rarely rising above 27 ... The average wettest period is around March with on average 263 mm (10.4 in) ...
Southern And Northern Dynasties
... 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 ...

More definitions of "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.
  • (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 unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed.
    Synonyms: geological period
  • (noun): The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.

Famous quotes containing the word period:

    In a period of a people’s life that bears the designation “transitional,” the task of a thinking individual, of a sincere citizen of his country, is to go forward, despite the dirt and difficulty of the path, to go forward without losing from view even for a moment those fundamental ideals on which the entire existence of the society to which he belongs is built.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavour to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    This [new] period of parenting is an intense one. Never will we know such responsibility, such productive and hard work, such potential for isolation in the caretaking role and such intimacy and close involvement in the growth and development of another human being.
    —Joan Sheingold Ditzion and Dennie Palmer (20th century)