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SPORADIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sporadic mean? 

SPORADIC (adjective)
  The adjective SPORADIC has 1 sense:

1. recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

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


 Dictionary entry details 


SPORADIC (adjective)


Sense 1sporadic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

Context example:

a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids

Similar:

fitful; spasmodic (occurring in spells and often abruptly)

intermittent (stopping and starting at irregular intervals)

periodic (recurring or reappearing from time to time)

irregular; unpredictable (not occurring at expected times)

isolated; stray (not close together in time)

Also:

discontinuous; noncontinuous (not continuing without interruption in time or space)

infrequent (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals)

Antonym:

continual (seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series)


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