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Origin of periodicity

From the French word périodicité, dating back to 1825–35. See periodic1, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for periodicity

1805, from French périodicité (1796), from périodique, from Latin periodicus (see periodic).

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periodicity in Medicine


  1. The quality or state of being periodic; recurrence at regular intervals.
  2. The tendency of chemical elements to have similar properties when arranged according to their atomic number.
  3. The position of an element in the periodic table.
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