Definitions for intermittentˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intermittent(adj)

    stopping and starting at irregular intervals

    "intermittent rain showers"

Wiktionary

  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.


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