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


state of being infrequent.

Nearby words

  1. infrastructure,
  2. infratemporal crest,
  3. infratemporal fossa,
  4. infratrochlear nerve,
  5. infraversion,
  6. infrequent,
  7. infrigidation,
  8. infringe,
  9. infringement,
  10. infula

Also in·fre·quence.

Origin of infrequency

First recorded in 1590–1600, infrequency is from the Latin word infrequentia fewness. See infrequent, -ency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for infrequency



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper