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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)  
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periodic  
      adj  
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  

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periodic

  
  
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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File Allocation Table
n.
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
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