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

Definition of infrequency

: rarity of occurrence

Examples of infrequency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But their infrequency can make the process painful, Gago argues. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 29 Apr. 2022 If my youth is an indication, worse than infrequency of use is the purpose to which living rooms are put. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 Two of the biggest triggers for dandruff flare-ups are stress and infrequency of hair washing. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2021 George's staff remember exactly how the Schertzes take their orders, and Ceballos-Schertz is even gifted a batch of turkey eggs, large brown eggs that taste similar to chicken eggs but are much rarer due to the infrequency in which turkeys lay eggs. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Nov. 2021 At this point, the police killings of Black men in the US have tended to produce a sickening cycle of familiarity, from the infrequency with which officers are held accountable to the angry protests that follow. Andy Meek, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 The infrequency of balls put in play robs the game of some of its most exciting elements, including base stealing and standout defensive plays. Alex Speier,, 12 Mar. 2021 Prosecutors and police work together on criminal cases and have traditionally been political allies, one reason for the infrequency of charges against officers. Bob Egelko,, 17 Dec. 2020 The infrequency of the Browns' visits to North Texas, as well as the team’s winning record (also infrequent), surely contribute to the rising ticket prices. Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of infrequency

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Infrequency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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