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periodic

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌpɪər·iˈɑd·ɪk/

periodic adjective [not gradable] (REPEATED EVENT)

periodic adjective [not gradable] (TIME)

(also periodical,  /ˌpɪər·iˈɑd·ɪ·kəl/ ) happening repeatedly although not necessarily frequently: He suffers periodic mental breakdowns. physics (also periodical,  /ˌpɪər·iˈɑd·ɪ·kəl/ ) A pattern or other event is periodic if it repeats at periods of time that are equal.
Translations of “periodic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 週期(性)的, 定期的…
in Russian периодический…
in Turkish belli aralıklarla olan, fasılalı, periyodik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 周期(性)的, 定期的…
in Polish okresowy…
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