Definition of 'periodic'
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We have all the elements of the chemistry periodic table in our soil. The Sun (2009)The committee undertakes periodic reviews of existing permitted additives and approves new ones. E For Additives (1987)No doubt for most periodic payments that would typically be the case. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The periodic table has a new member. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The periodic table and the sewing machine apparently came to their inventors in dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My dad can still recite the first few elements of the periodic table. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has this uncanny ability to understand the periodic table. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Four new elements in the periodic table were discovered this week but they lack names. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Four new elements have been discovered in the periodic table and are in need of names. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Downstairs in the lobby there is a huge periodic table behind the reception desk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Artists look at the cultural significance of the many marvellously volatile elements of the periodic table. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Times for periodic review of my performance and progress toward that call should also have been spelled out. Christianity Today (2000)The actual ground rents are subject to periodic review, depending on the lease terms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once his periodic table had been drawn, these blanks were suddenly obvious. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At each periodic review of his detention it was concluded that he remained a threat and that it was still necessary to intern him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Rental income from offices, shops and factories tends to keep pace with inflation because landlords build in periodic rent reviews. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A currency swap involves an exchange of a periodic set of payments in one currency for a periodic set of payments in another currency. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)The introduction of a new system of periodic payments and structured settlements in the 1980s represented a huge step forward in our treatment of personal injury cases. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Furthermore, we need periodic reviews of the sector to reassure us that the ring-fence as a whole is working. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He rarely speaks, yet you suspect that within him lies a sentimental heart, judging from his periodic bouts of maudlin violence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not that there haven't been periodic bouts of investment protectionism in the US. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The stories kept coming, week in week out, and they had periodic bouts of trying to work out who it was that was betraying them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'periodic'
British English: periodic ADJECTIVE
Periodic events or situations happen occasionally, at fairly regular intervals.
Periodic checks are taken to ensure that high standards are maintained.
Definition of periodic from the Collins English Dictionary
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