quasiperiodic

adjective
qua·​si·​pe·​ri·​od·​ic | \ ˌkwā-ˌzī-ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik How to pronounce quasiperiodic (audio) , -ˌsī-, ˌkwä-zē-, -sē- \

Definition of quasiperiodic

: almost but not quite periodic especially : periodic on a small scale but unpredictable at some larger scale

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Other Words from quasiperiodic

quasiperiodicity \ ˌkwā-​ˌzī-​ˌpir-​ē-​ə-​ˈdi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce quasiperiodicity (audio) , -​ˌsī-​ , ˌkwä-​zē-​ , -​sē-​ \ noun

Examples of quasiperiodic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reasons for these quasiperiodic changes in variations are somewhat unclear. National Geographic, "A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of quasiperiodic

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Quasiperiodic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quasiperiodic. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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