[ ey-peer-ee-od-ik ]
/ ˌeɪ pɪər iˈɒd ɪk /
not periodic; irregular.
Physics. of or relating to vibrations or oscillations with no apparent period.
Related formsa·pe·ri·od·i·cal·ly, adverba·pe·ri·o·dic·i·ty [ey-peer-ee-uh-dis-i-tee] /eɪˌpɪər i əˈdɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aperiodic
/ (ˌeɪpɪərɪˈɒdɪk) /
not periodic; not occurring at regular intervals
- (of a system or instrument) being damped sufficiently to reach equilibrium without oscillation
- (of an oscillation or vibration) not having a regular period
- (of an electrical circuit) not having a measurable resonant frequency
Derived Formsaperiodically, adverbaperiodicity (ˌeɪpɪərɪəˈdɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for aperiodic
[ ā′pîr-ē-ŏd′ĭk ]
Not occurring periodically.
Related formsa′pe•ri•od′i•cal•ly adv.a•pe′ri•o•dic′i•ty (-ə-dĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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