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infrequency

[in-free-kwuh n-see] /ɪnˈfri kwən si/
noun
1.
state of being infrequent.
Also, infrequence.
Origin of infrequency
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600, infrequency is from the Latin word infrequentia fewness. See infrequent, -ency
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n.

c.1600, from Latin infrequentia "a small number, thinness, scantiness," noun of quality from infrequentem (see infrequent). Related: Infrequence (1640s).

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