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INTERMITTENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intermittent mean? 

INTERMITTENT (adjective)
  The adjective INTERMITTENT has 2 senses:

1. stopping and starting at irregular intervals
2. stopping and starting at regular intervals

  Familiarity information: INTERMITTENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERMITTENT (adjective)


Sense 1intermittent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stopping and starting at irregular intervals

Context example:

intermittent rain showers

Similar:

sporadic (recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances)


Sense 2intermittent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stopping and starting at regular intervals

Similar:

periodic; periodical (happening or recurring at regular intervals)


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