Definition of “intermittent” - English Dictionary

“intermittent” in British English

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uk /ˌɪn.təˈmɪt.ənt/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈmɪt.ənt/

not happening regularly or continuously; stopping and starting repeatedly or with periods in between:

intermittent rain
an intermittent noise
Although she made intermittent movie appearances, she was essentially a stage actress.
adverb uk /ˌɪn.təˈmɪt.ə us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈmɪt.ə

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)

“intermittent” in American English

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us /ˌɪn·tərˈmɪt·ənt/
adverb us /ˌɪnt·ərˈmɪt·ənt·li/

It rained intermittently all day.

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