Definition of intermittent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    intermittent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmɪtnt//
     
     
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  1. 1stopping and starting often over a period of time, but not regularly synonym sporadic
  2. 2 intermittent bursts of applause intermittent showers
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adverb Protests continued intermittently throughout November.
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