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Definition of periodic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

periodic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌpɪriˈɑdɪk//
 
(periodical
NAmE//ˌpɪriˈɑdɪkl//
 
)
[usually before noun]
 
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happening fairly often and regularly Periodic checks are carried out on the equipment. He makes periodic visits to all the shops which stock his products.
 periodically
 
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NAmE//ˌpɪriˈɑdɪkli//
 
adverb Mailing lists are updated periodically. Periodically, we meet to discuss any problems.
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