infrequency

[ in-free-kwuh n-see ]
/ ɪnˈfri kwən si /

noun

state of being infrequent.
Also in·fre·quence.

Origin of infrequency

First recorded in 1590–1600, infrequency is from the Latin word infrequentia fewness. See infrequent, -ency
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infrequency


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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