periodicity

[ peer-ee-uh-dis-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɪər i əˈdɪs ɪ ti /

noun

the character of being periodic; the tendency to recur at regular intervals.

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Origin of periodicity

From the French word périodicité, dating back to 1825–35. See periodic1, -ity
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Medical definitions for periodicity

periodicity
[ pîr′ē-ə-dĭsĭ-tē ]

n.

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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