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periodic

See also: periòdic

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Etymology 1Edit

From French périodique, from Medieval Latin periodicus (cyclical), from Latin periodus (complete sentence, period, circuit), from Ancient Greek περίοδος (períodos, cycle, period of time).

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A graph of the sine function, a periodic function.

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periodic (not comparable)

  1. Relative to a period or periods.
  2. Having repeated cycles.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, Twelve O'Clock:
      There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store, an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up […].”
  3. Occurring at regular intervals.
  4. Periodical.
  5. (astronomy) Pertaining to the revolution of a celestial object in its orbit.
  6. (mathematics, stochastic processes, of a state) For which any return to it must occur in multiples of k time steps, for some k>1.
  7. (rhetoric) Having a structure characterized by periodic sentences.
  8. (chemistry) Relating to, derived from, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HIO) of iodine.
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Etymology 2Edit

per- +‎ iodic

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: "pûrīŏd'ĭk, IPA(key): /ˌpɜːraɪˈɒdɪk/

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periodic (not comparable)

  1. Of or derived from a periodic acid.
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periodic m pl

  1. plural form of periodich