Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking rhythm or regularity of rhythm: "a slight arrhythmic imperfection when the car idles” ( Garrison Keillor).

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  • adj. Without rhythm.
  • adj. Suffering from cardiac arrhythmia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being without rhythm or regularity, as the pulse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not rhythmic; wanting rhythm or regularity: used specifically, in pathology, of the pulse. Also spelled arhythmic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking a steady rhythm
  • adj. without regard for rhythm

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Examples

  • She was dying like a dog, a poor, broken animal in the street, kicked and pummeled, the life escaping from her in short arrhythmic gasps.

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  • The LifeVest allows a patient's physician time to assess his or her long-term arrhythmic risk and make appropriate plans.

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  • The LifeVest, the first and only wearable defibrillator, is worn by patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) while plans are made to manage their long-term arrhythmic risk, including the decision to implant a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

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  • The LifeVest allows a patient's physician time to assess their long-term arrhythmic risk and make appropriate plans.

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  • Reperfusion markers at primary PCI seen to predict short-term arrhythmic risk

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  • A stint as the chief executive of Barclays PLC, the large U.K. bank, ended after two months in 1999, when Mr. O'Neill, who had developed an arrhythmic heartbeat following a bout with the flu, was forced to resign.

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  • I could be tearing up a difficult snare drum solo, but since the wii motion sensor requires very large and deliberate motions, but all that registered on the game was a series of arrhythmic taps.

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  • Presented with this new evidence Patel changed his position, speculating that Tomlinson could have suffered a "very transient" form of arrhythmic heart attack, recovered spontaneously and then lost consciousness.

    Ian Tomlinson inquest: medical queries addressed to Freddy Patel

  • The arrhythmic type of heart attack, Patel said Tomlinson had suffered, would have occurred with a wobbling of the heart known as ventricular fibrillation.

    Ian Tomlinson inquest: medical queries addressed to Freddy Patel

  • To purposely concoct older characters of a sunny disposition would be as much of a solecism as deliberately fabricating arrhythmic blacks, spendthrift Jews, slacker Japanese and so on.

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