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periodic function


      n     (Maths)   a function, such as sin x, whose value is repeated at constant intervals  
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1    happening or recurring at intervals; intermittent  
2    of, relating to, or resembling a period  
3    having or occurring in repeated periods or cycles  
  periodically      adv  
  periodicity      n  

periodic acid  
      n   any of various oxyacids of iodine containing a greater proportion of oxygen than iodic acid and differing from each other in water content, esp. either of the crystalline compounds HIO4 (metaperiodic acid) and H5IO6 (paraperiodic acid)  
     (C19: from per- + iodic)  
periodic function  
      n     (Maths)   a function, such as sin x, whose value is repeated at constant intervals  
periodic law  
      n   the principle that the chemical properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic weights (also called: Mendeleev's law) or, more accurately, of their atomic numbers  
periodic sentence  
      n     (Rhetoric)   a sentence in which the completion of the main clause is left to the end, thus creating an effect of suspense  
periodic system  
      n   the classification of the elements based on the periodic law  
periodic table  
      n   a table of the elements, arranged in order of increasing atomic number, based on the periodic law. Elements having similar chemical properties and electronic structures appear in vertical columns (groups)  
periodic tenancy  
      n     (Social welfare)   the letting of a dwelling for a repeated short term, as by the week, month, or quarter, with no end date  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



at fixed intervals, cyclic, cyclical, every once in a while, every so often, infrequent, intermittent, occasional, periodical, recurrent, regular, repeated, seasonal, spasmodic, sporadic  

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a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
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