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periodic adj
1 happening or recurring at regular intervals [syn: periodical] [ant: aperiodic]
2 recurring at regular intervals
3 recurring or reappearing from time to time; "periodic feelings of anxiety"

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Etymology 1

From périodique or periodicus. // From Greek περίοδος which is περί-'' + οδός



  1. Relative to a period or periods.
  2. Having repeated cycles.
  3. Occurring at regular intervals.
  4. Pertaining to the revolution of a celestial object in its orbit.
  5. periodical
Related terms
relative to a period or periods
having repeated cycles
occurring at regular intervals
pertaining to the revolution of a celestial object in its orbit

Etymology 2

From per- + iodic


  1. Of or derived from a periodic acid.
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Extensive Definition

Period or periodic may refer to:

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periodic in Afrikaans: Periode
periodic in Czech: Perioda
periodic in Danish: Periode
periodic in German: Periode
periodic in Spanish: Período
periodic in French: Période
periodic in Galician: Período
periodic in Korean: 주기
periodic in Indonesian: Periode
periodic in Italian: Periodo
periodic in Luxembourgish: Period
periodic in Lithuanian: Periodas
periodic in Dutch: Periode
periodic in Japanese: ピリオド
periodic in Norwegian: Periode
periodic in Low German: Periood
periodic in Polish: Okres
periodic in Portuguese: Período
periodic in Russian: Период
periodic in Simple English: Period
periodic in Slovak: Perióda
periodic in Finnish: Jakso
periodic in Swedish: Period
periodic in Ukrainian: Період

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