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Synonyms for period

Synonyms for period

a specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events

a particular time notable for its distinctive characteristics

an interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental unit


a span designated for a given activity


Synonyms for period

an amount of time

Related Words

the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

(ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

the end or completion of something

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

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In 1968, Dobbing (1) suggested that there were vulnerable periods of neurological development that coincided with times of maximal brain growth.
Be careful about bumping into a computer, particularly during the vulnerable period when it first boots.
That almost guarantees piglets will make it through half of their most vulnerable period.
This vulnerable period brings out the protective instinct in all parents and the statutory protection from the promotion of homosexuality, that we presently enjoy under Section 28, must remain.
The effect of exposure of the foetus to famine depended on its timing, with early gestation being the most vulnerable period.
In these realms of cyberspace, dangerous new behaviors can be fostered and reinforced at a particularly vulnerable period in the lives of young people.
Third, so long as they haven't told the wrong people where they're going, they're away from home and out of harm's way during this vulnerable period.
Lack of access to vocational intervention programs during this vulnerable period (when positive motivation toward employment should be reinforced, mobilized, and supported) can have serious consequences for the individual's ability to find, and, in particular, to retain employment.
The first fishing season of 2010 (during April - June 2010) would be the first vulnerable period should the potential El Nino persist and strengthen.
In any operagreat tion the withdrawal of forces can be the most vulnerable period.
The authors warned that adolescence is "a vulnerable period for the development of obesity" and previous statistics showed "an alarming proportion of people in most Arab countries suffer from obesity".
8220;Homeowners need to consult with a trusted professional to ensure that they are not manipulated during this most vulnerable period.
Pc Ben Westwood said: "A lot of children going to and from school in January may be travelling with new gifts, and we recognise this is a vulnerable period for them.