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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.
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Adv.1.periodically - in a sporadic manner; "he only works sporadically"

periodically

adverb
Translations
دَوْرِيَّا، في فَتَرات مُنْتَظَمَه
pravidelně
lejlighedsvist
reglulega; öîru hverju
düzenli aralıklarla

periodically

[ˌpɪerɪˈɒdɪkəlɪ] ADV (= at regular intervals) → periódicamente; (= from time to time) → cada cierto tiempo, de vez en cuando

periodically

[ˌpɪəriˈɒdɪkəli] advpériodiquementperiodic table nclassification f périodique des élémentsperiod pain ndouleurs fpl menstruellesperiod pains npldouleurs fpl menstruellesperiod piece n (= play, book, film) → œuvre f historique

periodically

advperiodisch; (= regularly also)regelmäßig

periodically

[ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪklɪ] advperiodicamente

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.
References in classic literature ?
The following pages were written more than twenty years since, and were then published periodically in
For there and then, for several consecutive years, Moby Dick had been periodically descried, lingering in those waters for awhile, as the sun, in its annual round, loiters for a predicted interval in any one sign of the Zodiac.
Their dismal shores are studded thickly with scaffold-like, enormous timber structures, whose lofty heads are veiled periodically by the infernal gritty night of a cloud of coal-dust.
It was enough for them that their Xavier--this son, this father, this husband--ascended periodically to commune with powers, it might be angelic, beyond their comprehension, and that they united daily in prayers for his safety.
It was on one of these days, when my cottagers periodically rested from labour--the old man played on his guitar, and the children listened to him--that I observed the countenance of Felix was melancholy beyond expression; he sighed frequently, and once his father paused in his music, and I conjectured by his manner that he inquired the cause of his son's sorrow.
I received the Colonel's letters, periodically reporting himself a living man.
Even the judges, with all other officers of the Union, will, as in the several States, be the choice, though a remote choice, of the people themselves, the duration of the appointments is equally conformable to the republican standard, and to the model of State constitutions The House of Representatives is periodically elective, as in all the States; and for the period of two years, as in the State of South Carolina.
Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones.
He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.
Another ruined suitor, who periodically appears from Shropshire and breaks out into efforts to address the Chancellor at the close of the day's business and who can by no means be made to understand that the Chancellor is legally ignorant of his existence after making it desolate for a quarter of a century, plants himself in a good place and keeps an eye on the judge, ready to call out "My Lord
It was in a way akin to that common habit of men and women troubled by real or fancied grievances, who periodically and volubly break their long-suffering silence and "have their say" till the last word is said.
The canoes appeared very black on the white hiss of water; turbaned heads swayed back and forth; a multitude of arms in crimson and yellow rose and fell with one movement; the spearmen upright in the bows of canoes had variegated sarongs and gleaming shoulders like bronze statues; the muttered strophes of the paddlers' song ended periodically in a plaintive shout.

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