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1. Stopping and starting at intervals. See Synonyms at periodic.
2. Alternately containing and empty of water: an intermittent lake.

in′ter·mit′tence n.
in′ter·mit′tent·ly adv.
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Noun1.intermittence - the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
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I remember he wound up with my health, proposed in a speech of small variety and considerable intermittence.
On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day -- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties; on their number -- On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation -- On the poorness of our palaeontological collections -- On the intermittence of geological formations -- On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation -- On the sudden appearance of groups of species -- On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
The storage system, which is an integral part of Catania 1, will increase flexibility in management of the power plant and smooth electricity flows, reducing the intermittence that often affects certain renewable sources, while at the same time providing auxiliary services to the grid.
NNA - Clashes have resumed inside Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp after a brief intermittence that followed the first interval of confrontations, which led to the killing of 2 persons and the injury of 10 others, in addition to material damages to several houses, NNA correspondent in Sidon reported.
D'abord par sa grand-mere, confidences qui ont titille sa curiosite, puis par sa mere elle meme, par intermittence apres la mort de la grand-mere.
Order, distance, placement, temporality, aggregation, interval, intermittence, openness, and so forth, are attributes of a thing's arrangement.
Dans un communique conjoint rendu public mardi a l'issue de leur reunion, les trois centrales syndicales rappellent que ces negociations devaient porter notamment sur [beaucoup moins que]l'augmentation generale des salaires et des pensions de retraite avec application de l'echelle mobile,la protection des libertes syndicales, la reforme globale du regime des retraites, la generalisation de la protection sociale et la cessation du travail temporaire, du travail vulnerable, du travail par intermittence et la garantie de la stabilite du travail[beaucoup plus grand que].
One approach to improve MESHJOIN is a partitionbased join algorithm [17] that can also deal with stream intermittence.
Apres un premier quart d'heure tres interessant, oE les occasions se sont enchaEnees, les Parisiens sont retombes dans les travers qu'ils avaient deja affiche par intermittence la saison passee, comme a Evian-Thonon-Gaillard en Coupe de France.
High construction costs and the intermittence of wind and solar can hinder their economic competitiveness, but improved battery storage technology and dispersing wind and solar facilities over wide areas “could help to mitigate some of the problems associated with intermittency over the projection period,” the report notes.
La journee s'ecoule tranquillement, un silence religieux regne parmi les pecheurs, coupe seulement par intermittence par le bruit des vagues qui s'ecrasent sur les rochers et aussi celui des bandes de jeunes qui viennent en fin d'apres-midi pour jouer au foot.