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Definition 1: happening or recurring at regular intervals - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where periodic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust

Synonyms for periodic in the sense of this definition

(periodic is similar to ...) marked by repeated cycles

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring every six months or during every period of six months

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring twice a month

"a semimonthly publication"

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring every two months

"bimonthly visits"

(periodic is similar to ...) of or occurring or payable every month

"monthly payments" "the monthly newsletter"

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring every third year or lasting 3 years

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring every second year

"they met at biennial conventions"

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring or payable twice each year

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring or payable every year

"an annual trip to Paris" "yearly medical examinations" "annual (or yearly) income"

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring every two weeks

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring ever half hour

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring every hour or payable by the hour

"hourly chimes" "hourly pay"

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring twice a week

(periodic is similar to ...) of or occurring every seven days

"a weekly visit" "weekly paper"

(periodic is similar to ...) happening every night

"nightly television now goes on until 3:00 or 4:00 a.m."

(periodic is similar to ...) of or belonging to or occurring every day

"daily routine" "a daily paper"

(periodic is similar to ...) having a daily cycle or occurring every day

"diurnal rotation of the heavens"

(periodic is similar to ...) having periodic vibrations

(periodic is similar to ...) occurring during the middle of the week

"midweekly prayer meetings"

Definition 2: recurring or reappearing from time to time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where periodic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • periodic feelings of anxiety

Synonyms for periodic in the sense of this definition

(periodic is similar to ...) recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

"a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

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