American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Stopping and starting at intervals. See Synonyms at periodic.
- adj. Alternately containing and empty of water: an intermittent lake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ceasing at intervals; that alternately stops and starts; intermitting: as, an intermittent fever; an intermittent spring.
- n. Intermittent fever.
- adj. Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant
- adj. specifically, geology, of a body of water Existing only for certain seasons; that is, being dry for part of the year.
- n. medicine, dated An intermittent fever or disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic.
- n. (Med.) An intermittent fever or disease.
- adj. stopping and starting at irregular intervals
“ The classification - intermittent or persistent - leads us to the proper management and treatment of asthma The basics: intermittent asthma = bronchodilators as needed persistent asthma = daily anti - inflammatory + bronchodilators as needed”
“We have seen climate change in intermittent rainfall patterns, extended drought and very high temperatures.”
“The fact that signs of rising demand are intermittent is giving copper's rally its staggered feel, analysts say.”
“They claim it was a DOS attack: “This morning, March 11, some of our Go Daddy services came under significant and sustained distributed denial of service attacks resulting in intermittent disruptions of various services, including shared hosting and email.””
“We were too lazy to do more than mumble on in intermittent conversation.”
“Nearby streets may be subject to police-controlled, short-term intermittent closures.”
“This understates the investment in solar power required to fill the gap, however, because nuclear plants run most of the time while solar power is by definition intermittent.”
“And this goes to one of the ideas that psychiatrists think is the most powerful in luring people, and it's called intermittent reinforcement.”
“In western states like Arizona, upward of 96 percent of all waterways, commonly known as intermittent streams, are at risk.”
“I think that's because of what blogger brokenclay refers to as intermittent disability, though lately mine's been less intermittent and more constant.”
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between or among; mutually
The (not always so) smoovements; scattered, oscillating, jerky, and unpredictable.
does what it says on the tin, and is severely needed.
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