pe·​ri·​od·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce periodically (audio) \

Definition of periodically

1 : at regular intervals of time
2 : from time to time : frequently

Examples of periodically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boy was told to stay at the park for eight hours, and that his mother would check on him periodically. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2022 He was required to check in periodically with ICE and follow their rules to monitor his whereabouts. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2022 This is a highly elliptical orbit that periodically comes to within about 3,000 km of the Moon and travels as far away as 70,000 km. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 22 June 2022 Others note that the nonprofit body already comes under pressure from lawmakers periodically, including recently over new rules on estimating loan losses, which went into effect for large public companies in early 2020. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2021 Check in on your money plans periodically and update as needed. cleveland, 10 July 2022 Participants were given a survey before receiving cash, then periodically throughout the study, measuring their financial and psychological well-being, as well as their cognitive capacity and physical health. Alena Botros, Fortune, 9 July 2022 The older curriculum, which was developed in 2007 and periodically updated, did not appear to address the circumstances that led to Hong Kong’s handover. New York Times, 16 June 2022 The older curriculum, which was developed in 2007 and periodically updated, did not appear to address the circumstances that led to Hong Kong’s handover., 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of periodically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Periodically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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