rhyth·​mic·​i·​ty rit͟h-ˈmi-sə-tē How to pronounce rhythmicity (audio)
: the state of being rhythmic or of responding rhythmically

Examples of rhythmicity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2015, Aziz Sancar, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, won the Nobel Prize for his discovery that a skin protein that repairs damage from ultraviolet exposure is controlled by a clock gene and thus operates with circadian rhythmicity. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Under a diurnal pattern of 12 hours of light followed by 12 hours of dark, these genes exhibited greater expressional rhythmicity, which promoted metabolic flexibility. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 In particular, spurious hyper-connections are likely to be found whenever any difference between experimental conditions induces systematic changes in the rhythmicity of the EEG. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rhythmicity was in 1888

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“Rhythmicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhythmicity. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


rhyth·​mic·​i·​ty rit͟h-ˈmis-ət-ē How to pronounce rhythmicity (audio)
plural rhythmicities
: the state of being rhythmic or of responding rhythmically
the rhythmicity of the heart
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