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noun [countable] interval pronunciation in British English /ˈɪntə(r)v(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a period of time between two events
    The normal interval between our meetings is six weeks.
    Payments are to be resumed after an interval of several months.
    at regular/monthly/10-minute etc intervals: Progress is reviewed at monthly intervals.
  2. 2
    British a short break between the parts of something such as a play or a concert
    How long is the interval?
  3. 3
    a space or distance between two things
    There are pillars at three-foot intervals for reinforcement.



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