I adjective appearing at intervals, casual, changeable, desultory, disconnected, discontinuous, disjunct, dispersed, erratic, fitful, fluctuating, immethodical, inconstant, indefinite, infrequent, intermittent, intermitting, inusitatus, irregular, isolated, nonuniform, now and then, occasional, periodic, periodical, rare, rams, recurrent, recurring, remittent, scattered, scrappy, separate, shifting, single, sparse, spasmodic, sporadical, spotty, stray, uncertain, uneven, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic, variable, wavering II index broken (interrupted), infrequent, intermittent, periodic

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  • sporadic — SPORÁDIC, Ă, sporadici, ce, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Care apare, care se manifestă pe ici, pe colo sau din când în când; lipsit de continuitate; distanţat, rar; împrăştiat, dispersat, răzleţ, izolat; întâmplător. – Din fr. sporadique. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Sporadic — Spo*rad ic ( r[a^]d [i^]k), a. [Gr. ? scattered, fr. ?, ?, scattered, fr. ? to sow seed, to scatter like seed: cf. F. sporadique. See {Spore}.] Occurring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporadic — sporadic. См. спорадический. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sporadic — 1650s (implied in sporadical), from M.L. sporadicus scattered, from Gk. sporadikos scattered, from sporas (gen. sporados) scattered, from spora a sowing (see SPORE (Cf. spore)). Originally a medical term, occurring in scattered instances; the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sporadic — *occasional, rare, scarce, *infrequent, uncommon Analogous words: scattered, dispersed (see SCATTER): sparse, exiguous, *meager …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sporadic — [adj] on and off bits and pieces*, desultory, few, fitful, fits and starts*, hit ormiss*, infrequent, intermittent, irregular, isolated, occasional, on again off again*, random, rare, scarce, scattered, seldom, semioccasional, spasmodic, spotty,… …   New thesaurus

  • sporadic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places. DERIVATIVES sporadically adverb. ORIGIN Greek sporadikos, from sporas scattered …   English terms dictionary

  • sporadic — [spə rad′ik] adj. [ML sporadicus < Gr sporadikos < sporas, scattered: for IE base see SPORE] 1. happening from time to time; not constant or regular; occasional 2. widely separated from others, scattered, or isolated in occurrence;… …   English World dictionary

  • sporadic E — sporadic E, an area of high ionization in the E layer of the ionosphere which interferes with the normal reflection of short wave radio …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sporadic-E — Normalerweise passieren Funksignale oberhalb der normalen Grenzfrequenz der E Schicht (rot) diese. Während eines sporadischen E Ereignisses werden die Signale (blau) entweder ganz oder teilweise in der E Schicht gebrochen, was… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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