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Meaning of SPORADIC

Pronunciation:  spow'radik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"
 

SPORADIC is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fitful, intermittent, irregular, isolated, periodic, scattered, spasmodic, stray, unpredictable
 
 Antonyms: continual
 
 See Also: discontinuous, infrequent, noncontinuous

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spo*rad"ic\, a. [Gr. ? scattered, fr. ?, ?, scattered,
fr. ? to sow seed, to scatter like seed: cf. F. sporadique.
See {Spore}.]
Occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind,
or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic
fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic example of a
flower.

{Sporadic disease} (Med.), a disease which occurs in single
   and scattered cases. See the Note under {Endemic}, a.

 

 

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