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Definitions for frequently
ˈfri kwənt lifre·quent·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimesadverb

    many times at short intervals

    "we often met over a cup of coffee"


  1. frequentlyadverb

    At frequent intervals.

    This question arises frequently.

  2. frequentlyadverb

    for infinitely many terms of the sequence

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frequentlyadverb

    Often; commonly; not rarely; not seldom; a considerable number of times; manifold times.

    Etymology: frequenter, Latin.

    I could not, without much grief, observe how frequently both gentlemen and ladies are at a loss for questions and answers. Jonathan Swift, Introduction to Genteel Conversation.


  1. frequently

    In grammar, a frequentative form (abbreviated FREQ or FR) of a word is one that indicates repeated action but is not to be confused with iterative aspect. The frequentative form can be considered a separate but not completely independent word called a frequentative. The frequentative is no longer productive in English, unlike in some language groups, such as Finno-Ugric, Balto-Slavic, and Turkic.


  1. frequently

    Frequently refers to something that occurs or is done often, repeatedly, or at regular or short intervals. It signifies a high rate of occurrence or repetition over a certain time period or in a specific set of instances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frequentlyadverb

    at frequent or short intervals; many times; often; repeatedly; commonly


  1. Frequently

    Coming at short intervals.WordNet

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequently' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1740

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequently' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4448

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequently' in Adverbs Frequency: #154

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frequently in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frequently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of frequently in a Sentence

  1. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit for without being seen, they are present with you.

  2. Michael Cherkasky:

    If you have a structural-cultural problem where there is enormous ability for the people in power to create great wealth and act corruptly, then the next person frequently takes advantage of that structure.

  3. Daniel Curry:

    The majority of children going through hemispherectomy have a profound improvement in their function : They move better, they think better, frequently, children finally begin speaking.

  4. Boris Willems:

    Such an environment could lead to bouts of heightened market volatility, particularly if investments are crowded in a few popular trades, as was frequently the case in 2015.

  5. Barber B. Conable, Jr:

    Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.

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