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in·ter·mit·tent

 (ĭn′tər-mĭt′nt)
adj.
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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intermittent

(ˌɪntəˈmɪtənt)
adj
occurring occasionally or at regular or irregular intervals; periodic
ˌinterˈmittence, ˌinterˈmittency n
ˌinterˈmittently adv
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in•ter•mit•tent

(ˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt)

adj.
stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent pain.
[1595–1605; < Latin intermittere]
in`ter•mit′tence, n.
in`ter•mit′tent•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intermittent - stopping and starting at irregular intervals; "intermittent rain showers"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"
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intermittent

adjective periodic, broken, occasional, recurring, irregular, punctuated, sporadic, recurrent, stop-go (informal), fitful, spasmodic, discontinuous After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned.
steady, continuous, unceasing
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intermittent

adjective
Happening or appearing now and then:
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Translations
مُتَقَطِّع
přerušovanýobčasný
uregelmæssig
ajoittainenepäsäännöllinen
protarpiaisprotarpiais užeinantisužeinantis ir praeinantis
intermitējošs, periodisks
aralıklarla olanaralıklı

intermittent

[ˌɪntəˈmɪtənt] ADJintermitente
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intermittent

[ˌɪntərˈmɪtənt] adjintermittent(e)
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intermittent

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intermittent

[ˌɪntəˈmɪtnt] adjintermittente
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intermittent

(intəˈmitənt) adjective
happening occasionally; stopping for a while and then starting again. an intermittent pain.
ˌinterˈmittently adverb
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in·ter·mit·tent

a. intermitente, que no es continuo;
___ positive-pressure breathingventilación ___ bajo presión positiva;
___ pulsepulso ___.
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intermittent

adj intermitente
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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.
Graceful intermittences of text form a dark grid, a manuscript or a map."I've worked really hard on this show", she says.
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An inverted palimpsest arises, expressing the mechanism of memory, with its layers and intermittences, in a visual fashion.
Sans intermittences. Certains n'attendaient meme pas la fin des morceaux interpretes pour applaudir.
The own and peculiar family carrier, the knot tying and linking its members, changes, distances, intermittences and dynamics of divergent social and cultural experiences but simultaneous, are the resources that generate memories, forgiveness and silences of a narrative production that brings together the past and the present with an ensemble of demands, obligations and feelings moral in tension.