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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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The extent of postmortem interval was designed to mimic the end-points of meat manufacturing steps in the abattoir.
Forensic entomologists are commonly called upon to determine the postmortem interval or "time since death" in homicide investigations.
Insect migration can be used by researchers in the estimation of postmortem interval since fly larva progress through a predictable developmental sequence.
Thus for the bug-savvy gumshoe, a maggot's biological clock can provide a highly accurate measure of a body's postmortem interval, or PMI -- a variable that very much interests murder investigators.
The succession of these insects and the time they live on the carcasses is used to determine in which circumstances death occurred and to estimate the postmortem interval (Catts and Goff, 1992).
To explore the question of whether there may be a relationship between the postmortem interval (PMI) and observed changes in protein amounts, perhaps caused by cell lysis or breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, a correlation analysis was performed for production changes and PMI.
Preliminary observation s of the effects of amitriptyline in decomposing tissues on the development of Parasarcophaga ruficornis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and implications of this effect to estimation of postmortem interval.
On remains available to the ants, arthropod communities were diminished, resulting in a slower decomposition rate and an altered determination of postmortem interval when compared to carcasses not inhabited by fire ants.