infrequency


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in·fre·quent

 (ĭn-frē′kwənt)
adj.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infrequency - noteworthy scarcityinfrequency - noteworthy scarcity      
scarceness, scarcity - a small and inadequate amount
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Translations
نُدْرَه، قِلَّة حُدوث
vzácnost
uregelmæssighed
sjaldgæfni
vzácnosť
seyreklik

infrequency

[ɪnˈfriːkwənsɪ] Ninfrecuencia f, poca frecuencia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

infrequency

nSeltenheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

infrequency

[ɪnˈfriːkwənsɪ] nrarità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

infrequent

(inˈfriːkwənt) adjective
not frequent. His visits grew infrequent.
inˈfrequency noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
With their greater infrequency the sounds increased in strength and sharpness.
Chulk was wearying of the continued marching and the infrequency and short duration of the rests.
Though wrought ages since, it was but little weather-worn owing to the aridity of the Martian atmosphere, the infrequency of rains, and the rarity of dust storms.
In Northern Chile, from the extreme infrequency of rain, or even of weather foreboding rain, the probability of accidental coincidences becomes very small; yet the inhabitants are here most firmly convinced of some connection between the state of the atmosphere and of the trembling of the ground: I was much struck by this when mentioning to some people at Copiapo that there had been a sharp shock at Coquimbo: they immediately cried out, "How fortunate!
IT appears that Birmingham City Council has introduced fortnightly refuse collections 'by stealth', judging by the infrequency of their recent visits to our area.
Sudden death in athletes is an extremely rare event yet no less tragic for its infrequency. Most of these deaths are due to underlying cardiovascular diseases and therefore categorized as sudden cardiac death (SCD).
She said some commuters could also be discouraged from using the Ebbw Vale train line to Cardiff due to its perceived infrequency and overcrowding.
The accumulation of our dreams and desires transformed the infrequency into a ritual, almost holy for its utmost necessity to deliver us from the mundanity of every day.
She feared the infrequency of CQC checks meant "the likelihood is many other issues potentially exist in those care homes".
Incumbent Southern Municipal Council chairman Ahmed Al Ansari, who is also running for parliament, said proper planning was required - despite the infrequency of Bahrain's rains.
2 and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer for example, said he was tested seven times in the month of June alone, as he too expressed frustration at the infrequency of his tests.