Meaning of PERIODICAL in English

PERIODICAL

I. ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-kəl adjective

Date: 1601

1. : periodic 1

2.

a. : published with a fixed interval between the issues or numbers

b. : published in, characteristic of, or connected with a periodical

II. noun

Date: 1798

: a periodical publication

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