Meaning of PERIODIC in English

PERIODIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik ]

adjective

Date: 1642

1.

a. : occurring or recurring at regular intervals

b. : occurring repeatedly from time to time

2.

a. : consisting of or containing a series of repeated stages, processes, or digits : cyclic

periodic decimals

a periodic vibration

b. : being a function any value of which recurs at regular intervals

3. : expressed in or characterized by periodic sentences

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