sporadically


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spo·rad·ic

 (spə-răd′ĭk, spô-)
adj.
1. Occurring at irregular intervals or in isolated or scattered places; having no pattern or order: his sporadic attendance in class; rebels who put up sporadic resistance. See Synonyms at periodic.
2. Medicine Not epidemic, endemic, or inherited. Used of a disease or condition: Most cancers are sporadic, caused by genetic mutations that are not heritable.

[Medieval Latin sporadicus, scattered, from Greek sporadikos, from sporas, sporad-; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

spo·rad′i·cal·ly adv.
spo·rad′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sporadically - in a sporadic manner; "he only works sporadically"

sporadically

adverb
Translations

sporadically

[spəˈrædɪkəlɪ] ADVesporádicamente

sporadically

[spəˈrædɪkəli] advsporadiquement, de manière sporadique

sporadically

advsporadisch; (= occasionally also)gelegentlich; snow fell sporadicallyes fiel vereinzelt Schnee

sporadically

[spəˈrædɪklɪ] adv (attempt, fire) → sporadicamente; (work) → saltuariamente; (function) → in modo discontinuo
References in classic literature ?
The women he had known, when they sporadically fired a rifle or revolver, usually shrieked, shut their eyes, and blazed away into space.
Further, having affirmed that he would be beholden to none of them, he got the contract to carry the United States mail, twice a week, from Kelterville up over Tarwater Mountain to Old Almaden--which was a sporadically worked quick-silver mine in the upland cattle country.
If you''re going to see two, check out this sporadically funny smutathon.
Summary: Security forces clash sporadically with militants who burned four police stations in city of Ramadi.
BEIRUT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Lebanese northern city of Tripoli is experiencing a cautious calm Friday interrupted sporadically by snipers' shots which raised number of people killed to over 13 and more than 100 injured, security sources said.
Overall, the executives who took their medication even sporadically were twice as likely to meet their cholesterol goals.
Summary: Interior Minister Ziad Baroud headed on Tuesday the first meeting of the Central Security Council to discuss the security situation in the country, particularly in Tripoli, in addition to the issue of forest fires that are sporadically breaking out in areas across the country.
In some African American Catholic communities, it's customary to clap sporadically during the homily, both as a way of acclaiming or affirming something just said and as a general sign of support and encouragement for the priest or deacon preaching.
In 2004, the radioactive particles showed up sporadically between late June and mid-September.
Neighbors said that the people came and went sporadically and never left out trash or took care of the lawn.
Deftly compiling The Disheveled Bed from first page to last with poetry which is both deeply involved and sporadically intuitive, Brown's works are to be given extensive praise and high honor.
Sporadically posted plaques offer tips on water conservation and electromagnetic pollution.