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pe·ri·od·ic

 (pîr′ē-ŏd′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having or marked by repeated cycles: periodic oscillations.
2. Happening or appearing regularly or from time to time: periodic dental checkups; periodic rain showers.
3. Characterized by periodic sentences.

pe′ri·od′i·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: periodic, sporadic, intermittent, occasional
These adjectives all mean recurring or reappearing now and then. Something periodic occurs at regular or unsurprising intervals: periodic disruptions in electricity. Sporadic implies scattered, irregular, unpredictable, or isolated instances: spies who could manage only sporadic contact. Intermittent describes something that stops and starts, often with no discernable pattern: heard intermittent gunfire in the distance. What is occasional happens randomly and irregularly: a retired celebrity still making occasional appearances in public.

periodic

(ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk)
adj
1. happening or recurring at intervals; intermittent
2. of, relating to, or resembling a period
3. (General Physics) having or occurring in repeated periods or cycles
ˌperiˈodically adv
periodicity n

pe•ri•od•ic

(ˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪk)

adj.
1. recurring at intervals of time: periodic revivals of interest in handicrafts.
2. occurring at regular intervals: periodic visits of a mailboat to the island.
3. recurring irregularly; intermittent: periodic outbreaks of smallpox.
4. Physics. recurring at equal intervals of time.
5. Math. (of a function) having a graph that repeats after a fixed interval of the independent variable.
6. Astron.
a. characterized by a series of successive circuits or revolutions, as the motion of a planet or satellite.
b. of or pertaining to a period, as of a heavenly body.
7. pertaining to or characterized by periodic sentences.
[1635–45; < Latin periodicus < Greek periodikós]
pe`ri•od′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.periodic - happening or recurring at regular intervals; "the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust"
aperiodic, nonperiodic - not recurring at regular intervals
2.periodic - recurring or reappearing from time to time; "periodic feelings of anxiety"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

periodic

adjective recurrent, regular, repeated, occasional, periodical, seasonal, cyclical, sporadic, intermittent, every so often, infrequent, cyclic, every once in a while, spasmodic, at fixed intervals Periodic checks are made to ensure quality.

periodic

adjective
1. Happening or appearing at regular intervals:
2. Happening or appearing now and then:
Translations
دَوْري، على فَتَرات منتَظَمَهمن فَتْرَةٍ الى اُخْرى
občasnýpravidelnýpříležitostný
idõszakosperiodikus
gert/gefiî út reglulegareglulegur
period-periodisk
arasıra olandüzenli aralıklarla olan

periodic

[ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk]
A. ADJperiódico
B. CPD periodic table Ntabla f periódica

periodic

[ˌpɪəriˈɒdɪk] adjpériodique

periodic

adj (= intermittent)periodisch; (= regular also)regelmäßig

periodic

[ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk] adjperiodico/a

period

(ˈpiəriəd) noun
1. any length of time. a period of three days; a period of waiting.
2. a stage in the Earth's development, an artist's development, in history etc. the Pleistocene period; the modern period.
3. the punctuation mark (.), put at the end of a sentence; a full stop.
adjective
(of furniture, costumes etc) of or from the same or appropriate time in history; antique or very old. period costumes; His house is full of period furniture (=antique furniture).
ˌperiˈodic (-ˈo-) adjective
1. happening, done etc occasionally. He suffers from periodic fits of depression.
2. (also ˌperiˈodical) happening, done etc at regular intervals. periodical reports.
ˌperiˈodically adverb
We see each other periodically.
ˌperiˈodical (-ˈo-) noun
a magazine which is issued regularly (every week, month etc).
adjective
see periodic.

per·i·od·ic

a. periódico-a.

periodic

adj periódico