- not periodic; irregular.
- Physics. of or relating to vibrations or oscillations with no apparent period.
Origin of aperiodic
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- 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
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- Not occurring periodically.
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