stopping and starting at irregular intervals
"intermittent rain showers"
Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant
Existing only for certain seasons; that is, being dry for part of the year.
The area has many intermittent lakes and streams.
Origin: From intermittens, from prefix inter-, plus present participle mittens, from mittere.
coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever
an intermittent fever or disease
Origin: [L. intermittens, -entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
Acting at intervals, as an intermittent contact, earth, or grounding of a telegraph wire.
The numerical value of intermittent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of intermittent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- intermitentCatalan, Valencian
- afbrudt, uregelmæssig, periodisk optrædendeDanish
- zeitweise, intermittierend, aussetzendGerman
- noizean behingo, aldizkakoBasque
- epäsäännöllinen, ajoittainen, sahaava, kuurottainenFinnish
- रुक-रुक करHindi
- tarata, tāmutumutuMāori
- met, wederkerend, tussenpoosDutch
- прерывистый, нестабильныйRussian
- وقفے وقفےUrdu
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