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'period' - used as a noun
1. an amount of time
a time period of 30 years
hastened the period of time of his recovery
Picasso's blue period
2. one of three periods of play in hockey games
3. a stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time
a novel from the Victorian period
4. the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
5. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
6. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
7. a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods
8. the end or completion of something
death put a period to his endeavors
a change soon put a period to my tranquility
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The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).