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

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Travelers can sometimes score discounted deals or specials the airlines periodically issue. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here's the Best Time to Book Your Summer Travel," 27 Feb. 2019 For example, the squadron at Lackland this year is collecting blood to measure hormone levels during training and will periodically check changes in the levels during the airmens’ career. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Changing How Special Ops Fighters Are Trained," 12 Feb. 2019 So Doughan spends the night curled up in a sleeping bag on top of the room, waking up periodically throughout the wee hours to cool it down by mixing it and spreading it thinly. Wei Tchou, Vogue, "New York’s First Sake Brewery Considers the Art of American Rice Wine," 24 Oct. 2018 Availability expectations should be periodically updated and discussed. Washington Post, "NYC bill would let workers take a break from calls, emails," 18 May 2018 That, to me, is the story, not all this other stuff that pops up periodically. Fox News, "Larry Kudlow on where the Trump economy is headed," 8 Sep. 2018 Forty years after the Maggiore’s deaths, Ottlinger and Nollsch – now in their 50s – said memories of the case have popped up periodically over the years. Marjie Lundstrom And Sam Stanton, sacbee, "Rapes and burglaries had occurred. But this was the first time the East Area Rapist killed | The Sacramento Bee," 14 May 2018 The characters periodically struggle to find good ways to use Gert in their missions. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Season 2 of Runaways forges a bold new path — eventually," 21 Dec. 2018 Hall said Millcreek officials have periodically discussed about how to respond to school shootings for about five years, but always with a focus on hiding from an attacker. Amy B Wang,, "A district armed its teachers with baseball bats, urging them to fight back in a mass shooting," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of periodically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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