Meaning of “sporadic” in the English Dictionary

"sporadic" in British English

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uk /spəˈræd.ɪk/ us /spəˈræd.ɪk/

happening sometimes; not regular or continuous:

sporadic gunfire
a sporadic electricity supply
More than 100 people have been killed this year in sporadic outbursts of ethnic violence.
adverb uk /spəˈræd.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /spəˈræd.ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “sporadic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sporadic" in American English

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us /spəˈræd·ɪk/

not happening or appearing in a pattern; not continuous or regular:

She makes sporadic trips to Europe.
The storm caused sporadic flooding throughout the region.
adverb us /spəˈræd·ɪk·li/

I’ve been working sporadically this year.

(Definition of “sporadic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)