periodicity

noun pe·ri·od·ic·i·ty \ ˌpir-ē-ə-ˈdi-sə-tē \

Definition of periodicity

:the quality, state, or fact of being regularly recurrent or having periods

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First Known Use of periodicity

1820


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periodicity

noun pe·ri·od·ic·i·ty \ ˌpir-ē-ə-ˈdis-ət-ē \

medical Definition of periodicity

plural periodicities
:the quality, state, or fact of being regularly recurrent or having periods
  • the periodicity of peptic ulcer is…characteristic of the disease
  • Journal of the American Medical Association

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