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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Happening or recurring at regular intervals.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Happening or recurring at regular intervals. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Of or derived from any of a series of acids derived from I 2 O 7 by the addition of water molecules, as HIO 4 or H 5 IO 6 .

Usage examples (41)
  • periodic feelings of anxiety
  • Adjective : periodic revivals of an interest in handicrafts. ,periodic visits of a mail steamer to an island. ,periodic outbreaks of the...
  • As a long-term periodic non-sleeper, I greeted this news with a "Yes, and?"
  • It was like watching a geyser go off, the way it would jet out in periodic rushes. for more
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  • ''periodic" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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