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periodical

[ peer-ee-od-i-kuhl ]

noun

  1. a magazine or other journal that is issued at regularly recurring intervals.


adjective

  1. published at regularly recurring intervals.
  2. of or relating to such publications.

periodical

/ ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪkəl /

noun

  1. a publication issued at regular intervals, usually monthly or weekly


adjective

  1. of or relating to such publications
  2. published at regular intervals
  3. periodic or occasional

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Other Words From

  • pe·ri·od·i·cal·ism noun
  • pe·ri·od·i·cal·ist noun
  • pe·ri·od·i·cal·ness noun
  • non·pe·ri·od·i·cal adjective noun
  • un·pe·ri·od·i·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of periodical1

First recorded in 1595–1605; periodic 1 + -al 1

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Example Sentences

Because the Brood X periodical cicadas appear only every 17 years, we lack the historical data needed to finely calibrate our predictions.

For most of their lives — either 13 or 17 years, depending on the type — periodical cicadas are out of sight, residing underground and slurping up fluid from tree roots.

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The phrase comes from an interview Neel gave to the communist periodical the Daily Worker in 1950.

Meccano magazine, a periodical that published Meccano instructions and advice for “Meccano boys,” regularly featured technical devices made by grown-ups with Meccano components.

Modern Huntsman is a beautiful periodical filled with quality writing and photography.

What the Tea Party needed was its own periodical, he concluded.

His paper commenced in March, 1803, in the 15th year of the colony, and was the first Australian periodical.

The celebrated Kepler discovered his canon for the periodical motion of the planets.

And at the foot of the same page there is a note in which it is stated that this "was probably some periodical paper of 1767."

They had also periodical conferences in London for a week at a time, at which they formulated a common policy.

He often took part in debates in parliament, and was a frequent contributor to periodical literature.

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