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- interval:  The val- of interval represents Latin vallum ‘rampart’ (source of English wall) – so etymologically the word means ‘space between ramparts’. That was the original sense of its Latin ancestor, intervallum, but already in the classical period the metaphorical ‘gap in time, pause’ was developing.
- interval (n.)
- early 14c., from Old French intervalle (14c.), earlier entreval (13c.), from Late Latin intervallum "space, interval, distance," originally "space between palisades or ramparts," from inter "between" (see inter-) + vallum "rampart" (see wall (n.)). Metaphoric sense of "gap in time" was present in Latin.
- 1. The ferry service has restarted after an interval of 12 years.
- 2. The goal that decided the match came just before the interval.
- 3. England were two goals behind at the interval.
- 4. During the interval, wine was served.
- 5. The interval between major earthquakes might be 200 years.
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