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patchyadjective

uk   /ˈpætʃ.i/ us   /ˈpætʃ.i/
only existing or happening in some parts: The varnish is a little patchy on this table. The morning will start with some patchy rain/cloud/fog at first.
sometimes good and sometimes bad: Matthew found the service extremely patchy.
patchily
adverb uk   /ˈpætʃ.əl.i/ us   /ˈpætʃ.əl.i/
patchiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpætʃ.i.nəs/ us   /ˈpætʃ.i.nəs/
(Definition of patchy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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patchyadjective

us   /ˈpætʃ·i/
happening or existing in small areas: patchy rain/fog
If information is patchy, only small parts of it are known: My knowledge of physics is pretty patchy.
(Definition of patchy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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