- the character of being periodic; the tendency to recur at regular intervals.
Origin of periodicity
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Examples from the Web for periodicity
In science, as in morals and politics, there is absolutely no periodicity.Heroes of the Telegraph
Art, like commerce and everything else, obeys the law of periodicity.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14
But in accordance with the great law of periodicity, I resumed my labors in 1877-78.
The assumption of their periodicity cannot, as yet, be considered as confirmed.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Periodicity is the scientific name for the Harmony of the Spheres.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge
Word Origin and History for periodicity
1805, from French périodicité (1796), from périodique, from Latin periodicus (see periodic).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The quality or state of being periodic; recurrence at regular intervals.
- The tendency of chemical elements to have similar properties when arranged according to their atomic number.
- The position of an element in the periodic table.
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