interval Definition

  • 1a period of time between two events or actions
  • 2the space between two points or objects

Using interval: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "interval" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There was a short interval between the speeches.

  • Example

    The interval between the two buildings was narrow.

  • Example

    The music stopped for a brief interval before starting again.

interval Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for interval

Antonyms for interval

Phrases with interval

  • at intervals

    occurring irregularly or intermittently


    The rain fell at intervals throughout the day.

  • a type of exercise that alternates periods of high-intensity activity with periods of rest or low-intensity activity


    Interval training is a popular way to improve cardiovascular fitness.

  • a range of values that is likely to contain the true value of a statistical parameter with a certain level of confidence


    The researchers calculated a 95% confidence interval for the mean weight of the population.

Origins of interval

from Latin 'intervallum', meaning 'space between two palisades'


Summary: interval in Brief

An 'interval' [ˈɪntəvəl] refers to a period of time or space between two events or objects. It can be used to describe breaks in time, such as 'There was a short interval between the speeches,' or gaps in space, such as 'The interval between the two buildings was narrow.' 'Interval' also extends into phrases like 'at intervals,' which means occurring irregularly, and 'interval training,' which is a type of exercise.