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periodic

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adjective pe·ri·od·ic \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik\

Simple Definition of periodic

  • : happening regularly over a period of time

Full Definition of periodic

  1. 1 a :  occurring or recurring at regular intervals b :  occurring repeatedly from time to time

  2. 2 a :  consisting of or containing a series of repeated stages, processes, or digits :  cyclic <periodic decimals> <a periodic vibration> b :  being a function any value of which recurs at regular intervals

  3. 3 :  expressed in or characterized by periodic sentences

Examples of periodic

  1. He takes the car in for periodic oil changes.

  2. <sent out periodic reminders about the office dress code>



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First Known Use of periodic

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PERIODIC Defined for Kids

periodic

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adjective pe·ri·od·ic \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik\

Definition of periodic

  1. :  occurring regularly over a period of time




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periodic

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adjective pe·ri·od·ic \ˌpir-ē-ˈäd-ik\

Medical Definition of periodic

  1. :  occurring or recurring at regular intervals <periodic epidemics>





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