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sporadicadjective

uk   us   /spəˈræd.ɪk/
happening sometimes; not ​regular or ​continuous: sporadic ​gunfire a sporadic ​electricitysupply More than 100 ​people have been ​killed this ​year in sporadic ​outbursts of ​ethnicviolence.
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sporadically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of sporadic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sporadicadjective

 us   /spəˈræd·ɪk/
not ​happening or ​appearing in a ​pattern; not ​continuous or ​regular: She makes sporadic ​trips to Europe. The ​storm caused sporadic ​floodingthroughout the ​region.
sporadically
adverb  us   /spəˈræd·ɪk·li/
I’ve been ​working sporadically this ​year.
(Definition of sporadic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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