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  • 1 period piece — n 1.) an old piece of furniture or work of art ▪ a house furnished with period pieces 2.) a film, play, book etc whose story takes place during a particular period in history ▪ a period piece based on a book by E.M. Forster …

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  • 2 period — 1 noun (C) 1 LENGTH OF TIME a particular length of time with a beginning and an end: Tomorrow s weather will be dry with sunny periods. | the period 1910 1917 | a period of six weeks | a six week period | trial period (=a period of testing):… …

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  • 3 period name — Name given to a particular period. A period is defined by a specific set of rules which are effective for a specified period of time. London Stock Exchange Glossary …

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  • 4 period piece — something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes or epitomizes a particular period of history. [1925 30] * * * …

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  • 5 period piece — noun (C) 1 something that was very modern when it was first made, written etc, but now seems old fashioned 2 a typical example of something, such as a piece of furniture or work of art, from a particular period in history …

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  • 6 period piece — /ˈpɪəriəd pis/ (say pearreeuhd pees) noun 1. a play, film, etc., in which the emphasis is on capturing the style of an earlier time, giving a detailed treatment to costumes, interior design, etc.; costume drama. 2. a work of art or architecture… …

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  • 7 period — pe‧ri‧od [ˈpɪəriəd ǁ ˈpɪr ] noun [countable] a particular length of time: • She has been taken on for a 6 month trial period. acˈcounting ˌperiod ACCOUNTING a period of time to which a particular payment is related for accounting or tax purposes …

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  • 8 Particular Judgment — • The Catholic doctrine of the particular judgment is this: that immediately after death the eternal destiny of each separated soul is decided by the just judgment of God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Particular Judgment      …

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  • 9 Period (gene) — period serina Identifiers Organism D. melanogaster Symbol per Entrez …

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  • 10 Period piece — is phrase that is used to describe creative works.UsageettingIn the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. This informal term covers all countries, all periods and all genres. It may be as long and general as the… …

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  • 11 period — ► NOUN 1) a length or portion of time. 2) a distinct portion of time with particular characteristics. 3) a major division of geological time, forming part of an era. 4) a lesson in a school. 5) (also menstrual period) a monthly flow of blood and… …

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  • 12 period bill — UK US noun [C] (also term bill) ► FINANCE, COMMERCE a document, used especially in international trade, that requests that a person or organization pays a particular amount of money for goods or services by an agreed date: »You are legally… …

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  • 13 period piece — period pieces N COUNT A period piece is a play, book, or film that is set at a particular time in history and describes life at that time …

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  • 14 Period Piece (book) — Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood is an autobiographical work by Gwendoline Mary Gwen Raverat (née Darwin; 26 August 1885 11 February 1957), the daughter of George Howard Darwin and Maud du Puy.As the author explains in the preface it is a… …

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  • 15 period — pe|ri|od1 [ pıriəd ] noun count *** 1. ) an amount of time during which something happens: The long dry period ended with torrential rain. period of: A decision has to be made within a period of three months. period of time: They reached these… …

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  • 16 period — I UK [ˈpɪərɪəd] / US [ˈpɪrɪəd] noun [countable] Word forms period : singular period plural periods *** 1) an amount of time during which something happens The long dry period ended with torrential rain. period of: A decision has to be made within …

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  • 17 period — pe|ri|od1 W1S3 [ˈpıəriəd US ˈpır ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(length of time)¦ 2¦(life/history)¦ 3¦(blood)¦ 4¦(mark)¦ 5¦(school)¦ 6¦(sports)¦ 7¦(for emphasis)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: période, fro …

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  • 18 period — [[t]pɪ͟əriəd[/t]] ♦♦ periods 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A period is a length of time. This crisis might last for a long period of time. ...a period of a few months. ...for a limited period only. 2) N COUNT: with supp A period in the life of a… …

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  • 19 period*/*/*/ — [ˈpɪəriəd] noun [C] I 1) an amount of time The long dry period ended with heavy rain.[/ex] a period of three months[/ex] 2) the time about once a month when a woman who is not pregnant MENSTRUATES (= loses blood) 3) a part of a school day when a… …

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  • 20 period — /pear ee euhd/, n. 1. a rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics: a period of illness; a period of great profitability for a company; a period of social… …

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