metronomic

adjective

met·​ro·​nom·​ic ˌme-trə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce metronomic (audio)
variants or less commonly metronomical
1
: mechanically regular (as in action or tempo)
… the swimmer's arms lift and glide under the surface in a reliable metronomic cadence …Diana Nyad
2
medical : of, relating to, or being a drug or regimen of drugs administered in low doses at regular intervals over an extended period of time
metronomic chemotherapy
metronomically adverb

Examples of metronomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other notable veterans such as Marcus Semien and Jacob deGrom got paid too, but Seager is the metronomic centerpiece still obsessing over his swing and still producing clutch hits. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 The thrill of seeing investment gains, with metronomic regularity, is gone. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 His production is metronomic at this point, steadily powering a Houston offense without its table setter for the season's first two months. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 13 Apr. 2023 Many fans first encountered Gunna on Drip Harder, his 2018 collaboration with Lil Baby, another Thug protégé, where the two seem to build on Thug’s work by deconstructing it — Baby embodying his buoyant improvisatory streak, Gunna the metronomic anchor. Paul Thompson, Vulture, 20 June 2023 Abreu's end-of-season production is relatively metronomic with a batting average of at least .280 in seven of his 10 MLB seasons. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 20 Apr. 2023 Latin music is not metronomic. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 19 May 2022 Your investments must be metronomic. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 17 Dec. 2021 This partly reflects history's metronomic rhythms. John Harwood, CNN, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of metronomic was in 1866

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“Metronomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metronomic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

metronomic

adjective
met·​ro·​nom·​ic ˌme-trə-ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce metronomic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a drug or regimen of drugs administered in low doses at regular intervals over an extended period of time
metronomic cyclophosphamide
metronomic chemotherapy

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