# Thread: what's the difference between...

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## what's the difference between...

Hi there,

I would like to know

1. what's the difference among time period, time interval and time instant?

2. Regarding overlapping time and overlapped time, which one is correct?

Your assistance is much appreciated!!

Thank you.
Last edited by tobysky; 30-Nov-2010 at 11:00.

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## Re: what's the difference between...

Originally Posted by tobysky
Hi there,

I would like to know

1. what's the difference among time period, time interval and time instant?
Period and interval both refer to a certain stretch of time. The difference between them is that interval, more often than period (interval always while period not), denotes a period between two events, between a pair of instances, between a pair of moments in time, which are understood.

Originally Posted by tobysky
2. Regarding overlapping time and overlapped time, which one is correct?
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What is the idea that you want to express?

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## Re: what's the difference between...

What's the difference among between time period, time interval, (comma here too) and time instant?

Do not be shy to use 'between' for more than two items.

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## Re: what's the difference between...

Originally Posted by corum
Period and interval both refer to a certain stretch of time. The difference between them is that interval, more often than period (interval always while period not), denotes a period between two events, between a pair of instances, between a pair of moments in time, which are understood.

What is the idea that you want to express?
Thank you for your support. Actually, I just wanna know in which situation we can use overlapping time and in which situation we can use overlapped time. They can be exchanged each other?

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## Re: what's the difference between...

Originally Posted by corum
What's the difference among between time period, time interval, (comma here too) and time instant?

Do not be shy to use 'between' for more than two items.
Got it. Thank you.

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## Re: what's the difference between...

Originally Posted by tobysky
They can be exchanged each other?
Can they be used interchangeably?

From 6 to 9 and from 7 to 11 are overlapping time periods/intervals.
From 6 to 9 and from 7 to 11 are overlapped time periods/intervals.

'Overlapped time'? I do not think they collocate.

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## Re: what's the difference between...

Originally Posted by tobysky
Got it. Thank you.

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