aperiodic

adjective
ape·ri·od·ic | \ˌā-ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik \

Definition of aperiodic 

1 : of irregular occurrence : not periodic aperiodic floods

2 : not having periodic vibrations : not oscillatory

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Other Words from aperiodic

aperiodically \-di-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
aperiodicity \-ē-ə-ˈdi-sə-tē \ noun

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released aperiodic reports on the results of their cancer research

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The most famous aperiodic tiling pattern uses two different shapes. Greta Lorge, WIRED, "Finding Math in the Muslim World," 22 Feb. 2007

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First Known Use of aperiodic

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of aperiodic was in 1870

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aperiodic

adjective
ape·ri·od·ic | \ˌā-ˌpir-ē-ˈäd-ik \

Medical Definition of aperiodic 

1 : of irregular occurrence

2 : not having periodic vibrations : not oscillatory

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