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

aperiodically

play \-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

aperiodicity

play \-ē-ə-ˈdi-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of aperiodic in a Sentence

  1. released aperiodic reports on the results of their cancer research

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First Known Use of aperiodic

1870

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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