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interval

noun abeyance, break, gap, halt, hiatus, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, intervallum, intervening time, lapse, lull, pause, recess, respite, rest, spatium interiectum, spell, truce
See also: abeyance, cessation, discontinuance, duration, hiatus, moratorium, pause, pendency, period, point, recess, remission, space, term, time

INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

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In view of the data collection difficulties, due to the size of the questionnaires, the complexity of the questions and the target audience researched, an alternative to enable the data collection was the use of a response card with ordinal scales, instead of the traditional intervallic scales.
Register) the transition n2- Consider a sequence of four n3 involves a greater intervallic notes n1, n2, n3, n4.
It was in the musical material itself, particularly its intervallic relationships, that the true emotional and aesthetic value of the music could be found, and not in the medium of its performance.
Joe Diorio presents intervallic studies that open up harmony and provide technical challenges.
Thematic variation is not the echo of a primal rupture of the subject, but the ongoing bifurcation of subjectivity through a system of intervallic differentiation.
Obsession' is derived from the registral shape and intervallic structure of the 'Primal cell.
This motivic figuration echoes an intervallic pattern <+4, -3, -7, -3> in the first song on the word "schoner" ("more beautiful').
We also hear shades of Wagner and Elgar and the expressive despair which the tight closeness of intervallic quarter-tones can suggest - the CBSO strings execute these with expert intonation.
17) The sketches for a later work such as Mists for piano (1981), however, reveal that the pc set used at its opening was composed first and was only analyzed afterward, presumably in order to uncover its underlying intervallic structure.
Additionally, the bass line in each of these styles has maintained a distinct intervallic and rhythmic character throughout each repertoire's existence.
6); he does this by theoretically dividing the string into 1,000,000 parts and provides a table with the intervallic values including the syntonic comma and the enharmonic diesis (the pre-publication autograph version is reproduced as illus.