Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or condition of being intermittent; intermitting character or quality: as, the intermittence of a fever, or of a spring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Act or state of intermitting; intermission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being sporadic or intermittent.

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

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping

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Examples

  • I remember he wound up with my health, proposed in a speech of small variety and considerable intermittence.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The future of film making is not to tired and fatigue viewers out unless you can pause and take a intermittence break similar to a long winded play!

    James Cameron’s AVATAR Is Over 150 Minutes?! – Collider.com

  • Mostly renewable power generally needs less backup than utilities already bought to combat big coal and nuclear plants 'intermittence.

    Missing the Market Meltdown

  • I came across this paragraph, which particularly struck me:For I had a little room of my own, a little, little room, with a long low window and a window-ledge, where bright plants in pots, encouraged by the Western sun, withstood the intermittence of my attentions, and blossomed profusely.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • I came across this paragraph, which particularly struck me:For I had a little room of my own, a little, little room, with a long low window and a window-ledge, where bright plants in pots, encouraged by the Western sun, withstood the intermittence of my attentions, and blossomed profusely.

    Long Ago When I Was Young

  • This pattern, the constancy of the right and the intermittence of the left, is standard in American history, and applies to every

    Jane Smiley: Is There Something Wrong with the System?

  • But Marilynne Robinson, whose last (and first) novel, "Housekeeping," appeared in 1981, seems to have the kind of sensibility that is sanguine about intermittence.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • But Marilynne Robinson, whose last (and first) novel, "Housekeeping," appeared in 1981, seems to have the kind of sensibility that is sanguine about intermittence.

    On the nightstand (under the pillow, in the knapsack, etc.)

  • I remember he wound up with my health, proposed in a speech of small variety and considerable intermittence.

    The War of the Worlds

  • If such hybrid connexions be continued without intermittence, the female will soon go sterile; and for this reason trainers always allow of intervals between breeding times.

    The History of Animals

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