periodical


periodical
[[t]pɪ͟əriɒ̱dɪkəl[/t]]
periodicals
1) N-COUNT Periodicals are magazines, especially serious or academic ones, that are published at regular intervals.

The walls would be lined with books and periodicals.

...a monthly periodical.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Periodical events or situations happen occasionally, at fairly regular intervals.

She made periodical visits to her dentist.

...periodical screening for cancer.

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periodically [[t]pɪ͟əriɒ̱dɪkli[/t]] ADV ADV with v

Meetings are held periodically to monitor progress on the case...

Police were periodically patrolling the area.


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