periodical meaning

[ ˌpiəri'ɔdikəl ] Pronunciation:   "periodical" in a sentence
Noun: periodical  `pi(u)ree'ódikul
  1. A publication that appears at fixed intervals
Adjective: periodical  `pi(u)ree'ódikul
  1. Happening or recurring at regular intervals
    - periodic

Derived forms: periodicals

See also: annual, biannual, biennial, bimestrial, bimonthly, biweekly, biyearly, cyclic, daily, day-after-day, day-by-day, day-to-day, diurnal, fortnightly [Brit], half-hourly, half-yearly, hebdomadal, hebdomadary, hourly, midweekly, monthly, nightly, oscillating, oscillatory, period, periodically, semestral, semestrial, semiannual, semimonthly, semiweekly, triennial, weekly, yearly

Type of: publication

Encyclopedia: Periodical

A publication issued at stated,more or less regular,intervals.


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  1. i expect regular periodical reports from you.
  2. guides help to identify periodicals and newspapers.
  3. she had read of them in a periodical.
  4. he consulted a number of relevant books and periodicals.
  5. it was a periodical commenced by r. dodsley in 1758.

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