An example of sporadic is when you go to the doctor only once every five years or so.
- happening from time to time; not constant or regular; occasional
- widely separated from others, scattered, or isolated in occurrence; appearing singly, apart, or in isolated instances
Origin of sporadicMedieval Latin sporadicus ; from Classical Greek sporadikos ; from sporas, scattered: for Indo-European base see spore
Origin of sporadicMedieval Latin sporadicus, scattered, from Greek sporadikos, from sporas, sporad-; see sper- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sporadic, superlative most sporadic)