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1. Occurring at irregular intervals or in isolated or scattered places; having no pattern or order: his sporadic attendance in class; rebels who put up sporadic resistance. See Synonyms at periodic.
2. Medicine Not epidemic, endemic, or inherited. Used of a disease or condition: Most cancers are sporadic, caused by genetic mutations that are not heritable.
[Medieval Latin sporadicus, scattered, from Greek sporadikos, from sporas, sporad-; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Adv.||1.||sporadically - in a sporadic manner; "he only works sporadically"|
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1. Once in a while; at times:
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sporadically[spəˈrædɪkəlɪ] ADV → esporádicamente
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sporadically[spəˈrædɪk/əlɪ] adv (attempt, fire) → sporadicamente; (work) → saltuariamente; (function) → in modo discontinuo
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