Definition of frequent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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BrE BrE//ˈfriːkwənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfriːkwənt//
happening or doing something often He is a frequent visitor to this country. Her calls became less frequent. There is a frequent bus service into the centre of town. How frequent is this word (= how often does it occur in the language)? opposite infrequent
Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘profuse, ample’): from French, or from Latin frequens, frequent- ‘crowded, frequent’, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples She called her family at frequent intervals. She phoned home at frequent intervals. She was a fairly frequent visitor to the house. The attacks have become increasingly frequent. He was a frequent guest at the palace. His calls became less frequent. Power failures are frequent occurrences in the city. The case was reviewed at frequent intervals. The new job involved frequent absences from home. There is a frequent bus service into town.
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