intermittent ADJECTIVE occurring at irregular intervals.
DERIVATIVES intermittency noun intermittently adverb.
ORIGIN Latin, 'ceasing' , from intermittere (see INTERMISSION(Cf. ↑intermission)).

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  • Intermittently — In ter*mit tent*ly, adv. With intermissions; in an intermittent manner; intermittingly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermittently — adverb in an intermittent manner intermittently we questioned the barometer • Derived from adjective: ↑intermittent …   Useful english dictionary

  • intermittently — adverb see intermittent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intermittently — See intermittence. * * * …   Universalium

  • intermittently — adverb /ɪn.təˈmɪt.ənt.lɪ/ Stopping or starting at intervals. See Also: intermittent, intermittence …   Wiktionary

  • intermittently — Synonyms and related words: at intervals, at irregular intervals, at random, at regular intervals, at stated times, brokenly, by catches, by fits, by jerks, by skips, by snatches, capriciously, constantly, desultorily, disconnectedly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • intermittently — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Once in a while; at times: betimes, occasionally, periodically, sometimes, sporadically. Idioms: ever and again (or anon), now and again (or then). See CONTINUE …   English dictionary for students

  • intermittently — adv. sporadically, fitfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intermittently — in·ter·mit·tent·ly …   English syllables

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