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periodical

adjective pe·ri·od·i·cal \ ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-kəl \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of periodical

1 :periodic 1
2 a :published with a fixed interval between the issues or numbers
b :published in, characteristic of, or connected with a periodical

Examples of periodical in a Sentence

  1. a periodical town newsletter that is supported by local advertisers

  2. periodical announcements from airline personnel concerning the delay

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First Known Use of periodical

1585


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periodical

noun

Definition of periodical

:a periodical publication

Examples of periodical in a Sentence

  1. She writes for a monthly periodical.

  2. The library has a large collection of scholarly periodicals.

Recent Examples of periodical from the Web

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First Known Use of periodical

1798


PERIODICAL Defined for English Language Learners

periodical

noun

Definition of periodical for English Language Learners

  • : a magazine that is published every week, month, etc.


PERIODICAL Defined for Kids

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periodical

adjective pe·ri·od·i·cal \ ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-kəl \

Definition of periodical for Students

2 :published regularly

periodically

adverb

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periodical

noun

Definition of periodical for Students

:something (as a magazine) published regularly (as every month)


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