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Definition of "periodic" []

  • Having or marked by repeated cycles. (adjective)
  • Happening or appearing at regular intervals. (adjective)
  • Recurring or reappearing from time to time; intermittent. (adjective)
  • Characterized by periodic sentences. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "periodic" in a sentence
  • "The subsequent section focuses on the opportunity to restructure significantly the sequence, number, and duration of prototyping cycles into what we refer to as a periodic pattern of prototyping."
  • "Alcatel-Lucent, the French maker of telephone network equipment, said Thursday that it planned to cut 3.4 percent of its workforce in France by the end of the year as part of what it described as a periodic review of its personnel needs."
  • "No country that presides over a barbarous occupation, has apartheid laws, engages in periodic genocidal rampages, and elects Zionist ultras such as Netanyahu and Avigdor (Death to Arabs) Liebermann to power has the right to point the finger at anyone else."