periodical

[ peer-ee-od-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪ kəl /

noun

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

adjective

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

Origin of periodical

First recorded in 1595–1605; periodic1 + -al1

Related forms

Can be confused

periodic periodical
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British Dictionary definitions for periodical

periodical

/ (ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪkəl) /

noun

a publication issued at regular intervals, usually monthly or weekly

adjective

of or relating to such publications
published at regular intervals
periodic or occasional
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