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English definition of “periodical”

periodical

noun [C]     /ˌpɪə.riˈɒd.ɪ.kəl/ US  /ˌpɪr.iˈɑː.dɪ-/
a magazine or newspaper , especially on a serious subject , that is published regularly : She has written for several legal periodicals.Newspapers and magazines
(Definition of periodical noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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