Periodic Definition

Having or marked by repeated cycles.
Periodic oscillations.
American Heritage
Occurring, appearing, or recurring at regular intervals.
A periodic fever.
Webster's New World
Occurring from time to time; intermittent.
Webster's New World
Of or characterized by periods.
The periodic motion of a planet.
Webster's New World
Of, characterized by, or expressed in periodic sentences.
Webster's New World

Origin of Periodic

  • From French périodique, from Medieval Latin periodicus (“cyclical"), from Latin periodus (“complete sentence, period, circuit"), from Ancient Greek περίοδος (periodos, “cycle, period of time").

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  • per- +"Ž iodic

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