Definitions for intermittentˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•mit•tentˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt(adj.)

  1. stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again:

    an intermittent pain.

Origin of intermittent:

1595–1605; < L intermittere


Princeton's WordNet

  1. intermittent(adj)

    stopping and starting at irregular intervals

    "intermittent rain showers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. intermittent(adjective)ˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt

    ≠ constant

    an intermittent banging noise


  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

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Intermittent

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

Translations for intermittent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


happening occasionally; stopping for a while and then starting again

an intermittent pain.

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