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1. Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare: an infrequent guest.
2. Situated or placed at rather wide intervals, as in time or space: infrequent oases in the desert.

in·fre′quence, in·fre′quen·cy n.
in·fre′quent·ly adv.
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I explained to anyone that would listen that I hadn't marshalled an aircraft for 30 years, and even back then it was an infrequence occurrence.
(121.) See Zaid, supra note 11, at 630 (observing infrequence of United States waiving immunity of diplomats).
Gatland by contrast is approaching his 63rd assignment and, critically, his Wales teams have faced Australia, New Zealand and South Africa 18 times, something none of his predecessors got close to matching in eras when those fixtures were kept special by their infrequence.