What does intermittent mean?

Definitions for intermittentˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intermittent(adj)

    stopping and starting at irregular intervals

    "intermittent rain showers"


  1. intermittent(Adjective)

    Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant

  2. intermittent(Adjective)

    Existing only for certain seasons; that is, being dry for part of the year.

    The area has many intermittent lakes and streams.

  3. Origin: From intermittens, from prefix inter-, plus present participle mittens, from mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intermittent(adj)

    coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever

  2. Intermittent(noun)

    an intermittent fever or disease

  3. Origin: [L. intermittens, -entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Intermittent

    Acting at intervals, as an intermittent contact, earth, or grounding of a telegraph wire.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intermittent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intermittent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robin Koval:

    One of the things we see is a belief among young people that if you only smoke occasionally, light smoking or intermittent smoking, that somehow that's not as dangerous.

  2. Brian Kyle:

    The worst that could happen is that travel is impacted, intermittent power outages and any time you have substantial rain in a large metro area, the concrete ground doesn't absorb water and that results in flooding.

  3. Orison Swett Marden:

    The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon the great within of us so weak and intermittent that it makes no impression upon the creative energies; it lacks the force that transmutes desires into realities.

  4. Boris Willems:

    China is likely to continue to provide investors with intermittent cause for concern, differentiating between developments in China's real economy and its often erratically moving domestic stock market - and assessing their potential impact on global asset prices -will remain key, however.

  5. Robin Koval:

    We wanted to debunk a few things here, one,( smoking) doesn't make you more attractive, and we know the thing that young people care about most is connecting with other people, especially for romantic opportunities, and that social smoking, whatever you call it, light smoking, intermittent smoking, is smoking.

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