adjective pe·ri·od·ic \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik\

: happening regularly over a period of time

Full Definition of PERIODIC

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

First Known Use of PERIODIC


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PERIODIC Defined for Kids


adjective pe·ri·od·ic \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik\

Definition of PERIODIC for Kids

:  occurring regularly over a period of time
July 29, 2015
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