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pe·ri·od·ic

 (pîr′ē-ŏd′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having or marked by repeated cycles: periodic oscillations.
2. Happening or appearing regularly or from time to time: periodic dental checkups; periodic rain showers.
3. Characterized by periodic sentences.

pe′ri·od′i·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: periodic, sporadic, intermittent, occasional
These adjectives all mean recurring or reappearing now and then. Something periodic occurs at regular or unsurprising intervals: periodic disruptions in electricity. Sporadic implies scattered, irregular, unpredictable, or isolated instances: spies who could manage only sporadic contact. Intermittent describes something that stops and starts, often with no discernable pattern: heard intermittent gunfire in the distance. What is occasional happens randomly and irregularly: a retired celebrity still making occasional appearances in public.

periodic

(ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk)
adj
1. happening or recurring at intervals; intermittent
2. of, relating to, or resembling a period
3. (General Physics) having or occurring in repeated periods or cycles
ˌperiˈodically adv
periodicity n

pe•ri•od•ic

(ˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪk)

adj.
1. recurring at intervals of time: periodic revivals of interest in handicrafts.
2. occurring at regular intervals: periodic visits of a mailboat to the island.
3. recurring irregularly; intermittent: periodic outbreaks of smallpox.
4. Physics. recurring at equal intervals of time.
5. Math. (of a function) having a graph that repeats after a fixed interval of the independent variable.
6. Astron.
a. characterized by a series of successive circuits or revolutions, as the motion of a planet or satellite.
b. of or pertaining to a period, as of a heavenly body.
7. pertaining to or characterized by periodic sentences.
[1635–45; < Latin periodicus < Greek periodikós]
pe`ri•od′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.periodic - happening or recurring at regular intervals; "the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust"
aperiodic, nonperiodic - not recurring at regular intervals
2.periodic - recurring or reappearing from time to time; "periodic feelings of anxiety"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

periodic

adjective recurrent, regular, repeated, occasional, periodical, seasonal, cyclical, sporadic, intermittent, every so often, infrequent, cyclic, every once in a while, spasmodic, at fixed intervals Periodic checks are made to ensure quality.

periodic

adjective
1. Happening or appearing at regular intervals:
2. Happening or appearing now and then:
Translations
دَوْري، على فَتَرات منتَظَمَهمن فَتْرَةٍ الى اُخْرى
občasnýpravidelnýpříležitostný
idõszakosperiodikus
gert/gefiî út reglulegareglulegur
period-periodisk
arasıra olandüzenli aralıklarla olan

periodic

[ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk]
A. ADJperiódico
B. CPD periodic table Ntabla f periódica

periodic

[ˌpɪəriˈɒdɪk] adjpériodique

periodic

adj (= intermittent)periodisch; (= regular also)regelmäßig

periodic

[ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk] adjperiodico/a

period

(ˈpiəriəd) noun
1. any length of time. a period of three days; a period of waiting.
2. a stage in the Earth's development, an artist's development, in history etc. the Pleistocene period; the modern period.
3. the punctuation mark (.), put at the end of a sentence; a full stop.
adjective
(of furniture, costumes etc) of or from the same or appropriate time in history; antique or very old. period costumes; His house is full of period furniture (=antique furniture).
ˌperiˈodic (-ˈo-) adjective
1. happening, done etc occasionally. He suffers from periodic fits of depression.
2. (also ˌperiˈodical) happening, done etc at regular intervals. periodical reports.
ˌperiˈodically adverb
We see each other periodically.
ˌperiˈodical (-ˈo-) noun
a magazine which is issued regularly (every week, month etc).
adjective
see periodic.

per·i·od·ic

a. periódico-a.

periodic

adj periódico
References in classic literature ?
The periodic disappearance of their arrows, and the strange pranks perpetrated by unseen hands, had wrought them to such a state that life had become a veritable burden in their new home, and now it was that Mbonga and his head men began to talk of abandoning the village and seeking a site farther on in the jungle.
Here was the element that his splendid but solitary periodic feasts had lacked.
When first he came upon them they were moving slowly but steadily southward in one of those periodic migrations the reasons for which the baboon himself is best able to explain.
Are the sentences mostly long or short; periodic or loose; mostly of one type, such as the declarative, or with frequent introduction of such other forms as the question and the exclamation?
My mother and sisters were always about me, and I was always trying to escape them; for they worried me to distraction with their solicitude for my health and with their periodic inroads on my den, when my orderly confusion, upon which I prided myself, was turned into worse confusion and less order, though it looked neat enough to the eye.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
A sullen and periodic clamour of waves rolling over reefs followed her far inland between the high hedges sheltering the gloomy solitude of the fields.
When Madame du Bousquier confided, weeping, her periodic despair to Mesdames du Coudrai and du Ronceret, those ladies would reply,--
The periodic or compensating errors of the planets is another instance.
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Printed Resonant Periodic Structures and Their Applications
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