IN MATH: 1. as defined in 1 and 2 below. 3. n. in decimal notation, a group of 3 places. See PLACE. 4. n. with respect to periodic functions, the duration of the interval before the function repeats itself.

IN ENGLISH: n. punctuation for the end of a sentence or abbreviation (symbol .) EX. A period ends this sentence. 2. n. a time or age. EX. During what period were powdered wigs the mode? 3. n. time of a woman's menstrual flow. 4. n. in chemistry, a horizontal row on the periodic table.

APPLICATION: See list 10.

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