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 That moment felt almost like a relief, after an unsupervised one-on-one meeting between June and Waterford that, frankly, strained credibility, as the fourth season periodically has. Brian Lowry, CNN, 16 June 2021 Pilkington would periodically beg the gallery’s landlord for more time to make rent. New York Times, 16 June 2021 Las Vegas, one of the largest tourist hubs on the West Coast, may experience highs only seen periodically over the last century. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 15 June 2021 The Walton Family Holdings Trust, which held the shares, sells a portion periodically to offset any increases in the family's ownership in Walmart and to fund charitable contributions. Arkansas Online, 15 June 2021 Astronauts periodically organize activities to strengthen the relationship quality between team members through the simulation of difficult situations where teams have to find solutions by themselves in a stressful but safe environment. Hec Paris Insights, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Families are surveyed periodically about their comfort levels and COVID safety procedures., 14 June 2021 While each has concentrated on his respective career, Karrant and White have continued to periodically collaborate whenever their busy schedules allow. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 June 2021 In class, the nuns would periodically call a nuclear-attack drill, and the students would duck under their desks. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of periodically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of periodically was in 1646

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18 Jun 2021

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“Periodically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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