The length of time that is the granularity of the timetable. Activities can span multiple periods; if a short period length is used, then activities usually will span multiple periods. For example, if an institution's period length is 15 minutes, then a 1 hour lecture spans four periods. The smallest amount of free time that can exist between activities is one period.
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