An example of sporadic is when you go to the doctor only once every five years or so.
His sporadic attendance in class; rebels who put up sporadic resistance.
Most cancers are sporadic, caused by genetic mutations that are not heritable.
Your sporadic attendance in class; rebels who put up sporadic resistance.
Origin of sporadic
- Medieval Latin sporadicus scattered from Greek sporadikos from sporas sporad- sper- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition