ape·​ri·​od·​ic | \ ˌā-ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik How to pronounce aperiodic (audio) \

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 \ ˌā-​ˌpir-​ē-​ˈä-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce aperiodic (audio) \ adverb
aperiodicity \ ˌā-​ˌpir-​ē-​ə-​ˈdi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce aperiodic (audio) \ noun

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released aperiodic reports on the results of their cancer research
Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Aperiodic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aperiodic. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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ape·​ri·​od·​ic | \ ˌā-ˌpir-ē-ˈäd-ik How to pronounce aperiodic (audio) \

Medical Definition of aperiodic

1 : of irregular occurrence
2 : not having periodic vibrations : not oscillatory

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