sporadically

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/spəˈrædɪkəli/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
spo•rad•ic /spəˈrædɪk/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. appearing or happening at irregular times;
    occasional:sporadic gunfire.
spo•rad•i•cal•ly, adv.: The fighting continued sporadically.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
spo•rad•ic  (spə radik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. (of similar things or occurrences) appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional:sporadic renewals of enthusiasm.
  2. appearing in scattered or isolated instances, as a disease.
  3. isolated, as a single instance of something;
    being or occurring apart from others.
  4. occurring singly or widely apart in locality:the sporadic growth of plants.
Also,  spo•radi•cal.  spo•radi•cal•ly, adv. 
spo•radi•cal•ness, n. 
spo•ra•dic•i•ty  (spə radik),USA pronunciation  spora•dism, n. 
  • Greek sporadikós, equivalent. to sporad- (stem of sporás strewn, akin to sporá spore) + -ikos -ic
  • Medieval Latin sporadicus
  • 1680–90
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged separate, unconnected.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged continuous.

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