periodical

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

periodic +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

periodical (plural periodicals)

  1. A publication issued regularly, but less frequently than daily.
  2. A publication that appears at fixed intervals.
  3. A publication that often contains the most current information in the field, on every conceivable topic, often in greater detail than other publication formats.
  4. The primary means for communication of original scholarship or creative work at the cutting edge of research in almost all fields.

SynonymsEdit

  • (a publication that appears at fixed intervals): serial

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  • encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861725056

AdjectiveEdit

periodical (comparative more periodical, superlative most periodical)

  1. Periodic.
    • Sir J. Herschel
      The periodical times of all the satellites.
    • 2012 March-April, Anna Lena Phillips, “Sneaky Silk Moths”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 172: 
      Last spring, the periodical cicadas emerged across eastern North America. Their vast numbers and short above-ground life spans inspired awe and irritation in humans—and made for good meals for birds and small mammals.
  2. Published at regular intervals of more than one day, especially weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
    • Courthope
      To influence opinion through the periodical press.
  3. Of, or relating to such a publication.

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