Meaning of PERIODICAL in English


I. |pirē|ädə̇kəl, |pēr-, -dēk- adjective

Etymology: Latin periodic us + English -al

1. : periodic 1

when the bookmobile pulls in for its periodical call — Saturday Review


a. : published with a fixed interval usually longer than a day between the issues or numbers

newspapers and periodical publications

keeping up with the periodical literature on the arts

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

periodical book reviews

periodical room in a library

II. noun

( -s )

: a magazine or other publication of which the issues appear at stated or regular intervals — usually used of a publication appearing more frequently than annually but infrequently used of a newspaper

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