American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare: an infrequent guest.
- adj. Situated or placed at rather wide intervals, as in time or space: infrequent oases in the desert.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not frequent or customary; rare; uncommon; unaccustomed.
- In zoology, being, as component parts, far removed from one another; distant; not numerous or close: as, infrequent spines, punctures, etc.
- In botany, distant; sparsely placed: said of punctures, glands, hairs, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Seldom happening or occurring; rare; uncommon; unusual.
- adj. not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals
“Drinks are also given only in infrequent intervals, often hours apart.”
“It had been a hard day, for all it had been a "vacation one" (as she termed the infrequent days when there was no sewing or cooking lesson), and Pollyanna was sure that nothing would do her quite so much good as a walk through the green quiet of Pendleton Woods.”
“It had been a hard day, for all it had been a "vacation one" (as she termed the infrequent days when there was no sewing or cooking lesson), and”
“The findings didn't change much when the team factored in markers of social isolation, such as infrequent participation in social events.”
“Pfizer said the report's findings are consistent with the drug's label, which lists many of the events cited in the institute's report as "infrequent" or "rare.”
“I swear, if after next Thursday's line check the tech claims it's okay, and the CSO shows signs of asking me to call back when my problem is "more serious", (can you believe he was asking me to do that because my once-every-7-hour disconnection is "infrequent") he/she is going to have a seriously bad day.”
“That lists most of the events cited in the institute's report as "infrequent" or "rare.”
“The departments expected to save R100 million per month thanks to improved efficiency and the reduction of fraud - as well as the elimination of problems such as infrequent or over-servicing, over-charging and general mismanagement.”
“The new rules will not affect concession stands at sporting events or after-hours fundraisers; the USDA has yet to decide what the law intended when it allowed "infrequent" bake sales.”
“The word random often is misinterpreted as "infrequent," but true randomness merely lacks a pattern.”
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