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periodic

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[ peer-ee-od-ik ]
/ ˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪk /
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adjective
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Origin of periodic

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First recorded in 1635–45; from Latin periodicus, from Greek periodikós; see origin at period, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM periodic

pe·ri·od·i·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH periodic

periodic , periodical

Other definitions for periodic (2 of 2)

periodic2
[ pur-ahy-od-ik ]
/ ˌpɜr aɪˈɒd ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.
of or derived from a periodic acid.

Origin of periodic

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First recorded in 1830–40; per- + iodic
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How to use periodic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for periodic

periodic
/ (ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk) /

adjective
happening or recurring at intervals; intermittent
of, relating to, or resembling a period
having or occurring in repeated periods or cycles

Derived forms of periodic

periodically, adverbperiodicity (ˌpɪərɪəˈdɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for periodic

periodic
[ pîr′ē-ŏdĭk ]

adj.
Having or marked by repeated cycles.
Recurring at regular intervals.
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