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1periodical

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

Definition of PERIODICAL

1
:  periodic 1
2
a :  published with a fixed interval between the issues or numbers
b :  published in, characteristic of, or connected with a periodical
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Examples of PERIODICAL

  1. <a periodical town newsletter that is supported by local advertisers>
  2. <periodical announcements from airline personnel concerning the delay>

First Known Use of PERIODICAL

1601

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

Rhymes with PERIODICAL

2periodical

noun

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

Full Definition of PERIODICAL

:  a periodical publication

Examples of PERIODICAL

  1. She writes for a monthly periodical.
  2. The library has a large collection of scholarly periodicals.

First Known Use of PERIODICAL

1798

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee
PERIODICAL Defined for Kids

1periodical

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

Definition of PERIODICAL for Kids

1
:  periodic
2
:  published regularly
pe·ri·od·i·cal·ly adverb

2periodical

noun

Definition of PERIODICAL for Kids

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

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