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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
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.
Unlike the usual notion of a scale, however, the distinction between steps and leaps in a pitch field may not correlate with intervallic distance.
Additionally, the bass line in each of these styles has maintained a distinct intervallic and rhythmic character throughout each repertoire's existence.
56 in illus.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.7a).
Lehr does discuss in passing some similarities of thematic approach, and he includes a brief but unsatisfactory section dealing with the formal design of one scene, but the heart of his analysis consists of tabulating the intervallic content of the vocal lines (and character-associated themes), from which he derives a statistical summary of the type and direction of intervals for each character in a variety of contexts, including, for example, the intervals used when characters address each other by name.
(Gilbert Ryle distinguished technical language from ordinary language but failed to acknowledge that a technical term can be in natural language.[20]) Although this technical term was adumbrated vaguely in treatises written during several centuries in diverse languages, such as Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, and German, as well as English, ultimately its application became unambiguous: today 'key' (italicized as a technical term) applies to a definitive system of intervallic relations among tones.