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periodical

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adjective pe·ri·od·i·cal \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-kəl\

Definition of periodical

  1. 1 :  periodic 1

  2. 2 a :  published with a fixed interval between the issues or numbers b :  published in, characteristic of, or connected with a periodical



Examples of periodical in a sentence

  1. <a periodical town newsletter that is supported by local advertisers>

  2. <periodical announcements from airline personnel concerning the delay>



1601

First Known Use of periodical

1601


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periodical

noun pe·ri·od·i·cal

Simple Definition of periodical

  • : a magazine that is published every week, month, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of periodical

  1. :  a periodical publication

Examples of periodical in a sentence

  1. She writes for a monthly periodical.

  2. The library has a large collection of scholarly periodicals.



1798

First Known Use of periodical

1798

Rhymes with periodical


PERIODICAL Defined for Kids

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periodical

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adjective pe·ri·od·i·cal \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-kəl\

Definition of periodical for Students

  1. 1 :  periodic

  2. 2 :  published regularly

periodically

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periodical

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noun pe·ri·od·i·cal

Definition of periodical for Students

  1. :  something (as a magazine) published regularly (as every month)





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