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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 151 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PERIOD (Gr. irepioSos, a going or way round, circuit, aepi, round, and &Sis, way, road), a circuit or course of time, a cycle; particularly the duration of time in which a planet revolves round its sun, or a satellite round its primary, a definite or indefinite recurring interval of time marked by some special or peculiar character, e.g. in history, literature, art, &c.; it is so used of a division of geological time. Particular uses of the word are for the various phases through which a disease passes, the termination or conclusion of any course of events, the pause at the end of a completed sentence, and the mark (.) used to signify the same (see PUNCTUATION).
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