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1. Stopping and starting at intervals. See Synonyms at periodic.
2. Alternately containing and empty of water: an intermittent lake.

in′ter·mit′tence n.
in′ter·mit′tent·ly adv.
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Noun1.intermittence - the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
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References in classic literature ?
On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day -- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties; on their number -- On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation -- On the poorness of our palaeontological collections -- On the intermittence of geological formations -- On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation -- On the sudden appearance of groups of species -- On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
I remember he wound up with my health, proposed in a speech of small variety and considerable intermittence. I took a cigar, and went upstairs to look at the lights of which he had spoken that blazed so greenly along the Highgate hills.
Flexible conventional power sources can help to match power needs and the intermittence of renewable energy.
This intermittence makes it both expensive and unreliable for grids' base loads.
While SCE does use their hybrid to balance intermittence of renewable sources, this solution is also viable for utilities that just want backup power at their fingertips without having to keep backup gas turbines running on low load.
Conversely, these results can also be explained by viral intermittence in blood, as identified by other authors during the follow-up of infected animals (ALVAREZ et al., 2005; PAULA et al., 2009), which does not mean a lack of infection.
What there is almost solely confined to a central section of the book that concerns intermittence, or 'daydreaming', as the 'power to disautomatize the automatisms' (p72).
It will also require additional investments in the country's transmission infrastructure and storage, alongside a conventional fuel source, to support the intermittence of renewables.
From the nature of these curves it can be seen that a decrease in the number of slits on the grinding wheel can be achieved by increasing their dimensions (by increasing the intermittence coefficient [K.sub.dis] = [l.sub.2]/[l.sub.1]).
Meanwhile, the biological effects can be sustained for a period of time after the intermittence of stimulation.