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noun [countable]     interval pronunciation in British English
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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.

  4. 4
    music a difference in pitch between two musical notes


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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