|1.||the period of time marked off by or between two events, instants, etc|
|2.||the distance between two points, objects, etc|
|3.||a pause or interlude, as between periods of intense activity|
|4.||(Brit) a short period between parts of a play, concert, film, etc; intermission|
|5.||music the difference of pitch between two notes, either sounded simultaneously (harmonic interval) or in succession as in a musical part (melodic interval). An interval is calculated by counting the (inclusive) number of notes of the diatonic scale between the two notes: the interval between C and G is a fifth|
|6.||the ratio of the frequencies of two sounds|
|7.||maths the set containing all real numbers or points between two given numbers or points, called the endpoints. A closed interval includes the endpoints, but an open interval does not|
|a. occasionally or intermittently|
|b. with spaces between|
|[C13: from Latin intervallum, literally: space between two palisades, from |
interval in·ter·val (ĭn'tər-vəl)
A space between two objects, points, or units.
The amount of time between two specified instants, events, or states.