intermittent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"intermittent" in British English

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intermittentadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmɪt.ənt/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
not ​happeningregularly or ​continuously; ​stopping and ​startingrepeatedly or with ​periods in between: intermittent ​rain an intermittent ​noise Although she made intermittent ​movieappearances, she was ​essentially a ​stageactress.
intermittently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
We've ​discussed this ​problem intermittently, but so ​far we've ​failed to come up with a ​solution.
(Definition of intermittent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intermittentadjective

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈmɪt·ənt/
not ​happeningregularly or ​continuously; ​stopping and ​startingrepeatedly or with ​longperiods in between
intermittently
adverb  us   /ˌɪnt·ərˈmɪt·ənt·li/
It rained intermittently all ​day.
(Definition of intermittent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intermittent”
in Spanish intermitente…
in Vietnamese không liên tục…
in Malaysian sekejap-sekejap…
in Thai เป็นพัก ๆ…
in French intermittent…
in German stoßweise…
in Chinese (Simplified) 间歇的,断断续续的…
in Turkish aralıklı, kesik kesik…
in Russian прерывающийся…
in Indonesian kadang-kadang terjadi, sebentar-sebentar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間歇的,斷斷續續的…
in Polish okresowy, przerywany, przelotny…
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