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## interval scale

n     (Statistics)   a scale of measurement of data according to which the differences between values can be quantified in absolute but not relative terms and for which any zero is merely arbitrary: for instance, dates are measured on an interval scale since differences can be measured in years, but no sense can be given to a ratio of times
Compare       ordinal scale       ratio scale       nominal scale
Diccionario de inglés definición
interval
n
1    the period of time marked off by or between two events, instants, etc.
2    the distance between two points, objects, etc.
3    a pause or interlude, as between periods of intense activity
4      (Brit)   a short period between parts of a play, concert, film, etc.; intermission
5      (Music)   the difference of pitch between two notes, either sounded simultaneously (harmonic interval) or in succession as in a musical part (melodic interval). An interval is calculated by counting the (inclusive) number of notes of the diatonic scale between the two notes
the interval between C and G is a fifth
6    the ratio of the frequencies of two sounds
7      (Maths)
a    the set containing all real numbers or points between two given numbers or points, called the endpoints. A closed interval includes the endpoints, but an open interval does not
b    the set of points in n-dimensional space where coordinates satisfy the inequalities ai <leeq> xi <leeq> bi (closed interval) or ai <lab> xi <lab> bi (open interval) where ai <lab> bi
8    at intervals
a    occasionally or intermittently
b    with spaces between
(C13: from Latin intervallum, literally: space between two palisades, from inter- + vallum palisade, rampart)

class interval
n     (Statistics)   one of the intervals into which the range of a variable of a distribution is divided, esp. one of the divisions of the base line of a bar chart or histogram
confidence interval
n     (Statistics)   an interval of values bounded by confidence limits within which the true value of a population parameter is stated to lie with a specified probability
contour interval
n   the difference in altitude represented by the space between two contour lines on a map
interval estimate
n     (Statistics)   an interval within which the true value of a parameter of a population is stated to lie with a predetermined probability on the basis of sampling statistics
Compare       point estimate
interval scale
n     (Statistics)   a scale of measurement of data according to which the differences between values can be quantified in absolute but not relative terms and for which any zero is merely arbitrary: for instance, dates are measured on an interval scale since differences can be measured in years, but no sense can be given to a ratio of times
Compare       ordinal scale       ratio scale       nominal scale
interval signal
n   a characteristic snatch of music, chimes, etc., transmitted as an identifying signal by a radio station between programme items
interval training
n   a method of athletic training using alternate sprinting and jogging,   (Also called)    fartlek
lunitidal interval
n   the difference in time between the moon crossing a meridian and the following high tide at that meridian

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## interval

break, delay, distance, entr'acte, gap, hiatus, interim, interlude, intermission, meantime, meanwhile, opening, pause, period, playtime, respite, rest, season, space, spell, term, time, wait

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 exp. expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath) E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."