intermittent


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in·ter·mit·tent

 (ĭn′tər-mĭt′nt)
adj.
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.

intermittent

(ˌɪntəˈmɪtənt)
adj
occurring occasionally or at regular or irregular intervals; periodic
ˌinterˈmittence, ˌinterˈmittency n
ˌinterˈmittently adv

in•ter•mit•tent

(ˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt)

adj.
stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent pain.
[1595–1605; < Latin intermittere]
in`ter•mit′tence, n.
in`ter•mit′tent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intermittent - stopping and starting at irregular intervals; "intermittent rain showers"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

intermittent

adjective periodic, broken, occasional, recurring, irregular, punctuated, sporadic, recurrent, stop-go (informal), fitful, spasmodic, discontinuous After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned.
steady, continuous, unceasing

intermittent

adjective
Happening or appearing now and then:
Translations
مُتَقَطِّع
přerušovanýobčasný
uregelmæssig
ajoittainenepäsäännöllinen
protarpiaisprotarpiais užeinantisužeinantis ir praeinantis
intermitējošs, periodisks
aralıklarla olanaralıklı

intermittent

[ˌɪntəˈmɪtənt] ADJintermitente

intermittent

[ˌɪntərˈmɪtənt] adjintermittent(e)

intermittent

intermittent

[ˌɪntəˈmɪtnt] adjintermittente

intermittent

(intəˈmitənt) adjective
happening occasionally; stopping for a while and then starting again. an intermittent pain.
ˌinterˈmittently adverb

in·ter·mit·tent

a. intermitente, que no es continuo;
___ positive-pressure breathingventilación ___ bajo presión positiva;
___ pulsepulso ___.

intermittent

adj intermitente
References in classic literature ?
If one laid a finger on the string, the sound answered to the flapping of the runner in a sort of hollow intermittent murmur.
Thus the geological record will almost necessarily be rendered intermittent.
At any rate, as the dusk came on a slow, intermittent movement upon the sand pits began, a move- ment that seemed to gather force as the stillness of the eve- ning about the cylinder remained unbroken.
As for the latter's sailing, it was so wild and intermittent, and she hung each time so long in irons, that she certainly gained nothing, if she did not even lose.
Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour.
THE roarings that had stretched in a long line of sound across the face of the forest began to grow intermittent and weaker.
An occasional wrinkling of his eyebrows, accompanied by an intermittent restlessness in his movements, appeared to indicate some disturbance of this worthy man's professional composure.
Then, in the intermittent darknesses, I saw the moon spinning swiftly through her quarters from new to full, and had a faint glimpse of the circling stars.
They crept along towards a point in the expanse of shade just at hand at which a feeble light was beginning to assert its presence, a spot where, by day, a fitful white streak of steam at intervals upon the dark green background denoted intermittent moments of contact between their secluded world and modern life.
The violent sounds had ceased, but more terrible than these, I heard, at what seemed long intervals, the faint intermittent gasping of some living, dying thing!
In that far-off time superstition clung easily round every person or thing that was at all unwonted, or even intermittent and occasional merely, like the visits of the pedlar or the knife-grinder.
gowned in black in his intermittent character of sexton) was taking a preliminary survey of the scene before marshalling his forces.