- a seasonal product, employee, etc.: to hire seasonals.
Origin of seasonal
Seasonal and seasonable are sometimes interchanged, probably because of their obvious connection with season. In edited prose and in formal speech these two adjectives are almost always distinguished. Seasonal describes phenomena that occur with or depend upon a season or the seasons: seasonal fluctuations in rainfall; seasonal sales. Seasonable in reference to weather means “suitable to or characteristic of the season”: a seasonable December; seasonable temperatures for July. Seasonable also has the sense “timely, opportune”: a seasonable offer of financial assistance.
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Examples from the Web for seasonal
For additional information on seasonal depression, head to the National Institute of Mental Health.
After all, you prepare your home, car, garden and other things for the seasonal change, so why not your body?
Construction would require around 10,400 seasonal workers for stretches that would last either four or eight months.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 16
November 16, 2014
Along with her husband Kevin, she owns Thirty Acres, a seasonal farm-to-table restaurant in Jersey City.High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital
October 28, 2014
Whether this three-day system is a harbinger of seasonal weather changes is uncertain.A Cloud Forms Over Saturn’s Mysterious Moon
Matthew R. Francis
August 17, 2014
The seasonal sum of heat for ripening is probably 1600 to 2400 units.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The seasonal rainfall also affects other agricultural industries.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Varnishing is sometimes busier at one time than at another, but it is not seasonal.
Paper colouring comes in rushes, but is not a seasonal trade.
On this also depends the phenomena of seasonal and sexual dimorphism.The Making of Species
- of, relating to, or occurring at a certain season or certain seasons of the yearseasonal labour
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Word Origin and History for seasonal
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