- The definition of sporadic is something that happens occasionally or at irregular intervals.
An example of sporadic is when you go to the doctor only once every five years or so.
sporadic definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Midieval Latin sporadicus ; from Classical Greek sporadikos ; from sporas, scattered: for Indo-European base see spore
- sporadically adverb
sporadic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time. See Synonyms at periodic.
- Appearing singly or at widely scattered localities, as a plant or disease.
- Isolated; unique: a sporadic example.
Origin: Medieval Latin sporadicus, scattered, from Greek sporadikos, from sporas, sporad-; see sper- in Indo-European roots.
- spo·radˈi·cal·ly adverb
- spo·radˈi·cal·ness noun
sporadic - Medical Definition
- Occurring at irregular intervals.
- Occurring singly; not grouped.