in·​fre·​quen·​cy | \ (ˌ)in-ˈfrē-kwən(t)-sē How to pronounce infrequency (audio) \

Definition of infrequency

: rarity of occurrence

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Another way: The infrequency of exchanging players. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chivas and former Club America star Oribe Peralta play River Plate at SDCCU Stadium," 27 June 2019 Dozier's lawyers argued that Nevada doesn't frequently apply the death penalty and that infrequency makes the state more at risk to make a mistake. David Montero,, "Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments for using untested paralytic drug in death penalty case," 9 May 2018 The infrequency of the experience for us creates euphoria of apocalyptic proportions. The New York Times Magazine, New York Times, "The 2.18.18 Issue," 1 Mar. 2018 However, such incidents are rare, and the deployment of such equipment should reflect such infrequency. Bernard B. Kerik, Time, "Ex–NYPD Commissioner: Why President Trump Is Right to Let Local Police Buy Military Equipment," 8 Sep. 2017 Stevenson said the infrequency and unpredictable nature of meetings made planning difficult. Anna Douglas And Michael Gordon And Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "City Hall confusion, delay left an empty chair at Keith Scott’s police shooting review," 25 Aug. 2017 Perhaps that has something to do with the infrequency of success. Bob Brookover,, "Philly needs more sports documentaries about its past | Bob Brookover," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of infrequency

1677, in the meaning defined above

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