sporadically

adverb spo·rad·i·cal·ly \ spə-ˈra-di-k(ə-)lē \

Definition of sporadically

: in a sporadic manner : not regularly or constantly
  • gunfire being heard sporadically
  • software updates that appear sporadically
  • Originally from the western Pacific Ocean, the shrimp have been spotted sporadically in U.S. waters for the past two decades.
  • —Rick Jervis
  • Even when the sun is being well behaved, parcels of plasma shoot sporadically toward Earth's dark side, prompting a bright aurora and intensifying radiation belts.
  • —Tim Beardsley

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1681

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