The definition of sporadic is something that happens occasionally or at irregular intervals.(adjective)
An example of sporadic is when you go to the doctor only once every five years or so.
See sporadic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML sporadicus < Gr sporadikos < sporas, scattered: for IE base see spore
See sporadic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin sporadicus, scattered
Origin: , from Greek sporadikos
Origin: , from sporas, sporad-; see sper- in Indo-European roots.
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