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PERIODICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does periodical mean? 

PERIODICAL (noun)
  The noun PERIODICAL has 1 sense:

1. a publication that appears at fixed intervals

  Familiarity information: PERIODICAL used as a noun is very rare.


PERIODICAL (adjective)
  The adjective PERIODICAL has 1 sense:

1. happening or recurring at regular intervals

  Familiarity information: PERIODICAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERIODICAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A publication that appears at fixed intervals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("periodical" is a kind of...):

publication (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "periodical"):

digest (a periodical that summarizes the news)

pictorial (a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures)

serial; serial publication; series (a periodical that appears at scheduled times)

organ (a periodical that is published by a special interest group)

issue; number (one of a series published periodically)

journal (a periodical dedicated to a particular subject)

review (a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art)


PERIODICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Happening or recurring at regular intervals

Synonyms:

periodic; periodical

Similar:

cyclic (marked by repeated cycles)

intermittent (stopping and starting at regular intervals)

oscillating; oscillatory (having periodic vibrations)

pulsed (produced or transmitted or modulated in short bursts or pulses)


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