What does periodical mean?

Definitions for periodicalˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periodical(adj)

    a publication that appears at fixed intervals

  2. periodic, periodical(adj)

    happening or recurring at regular intervals

    "the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust"


  1. periodical(Noun)

    A publication issued regularly, but less frequently than daily

  2. periodical(Noun)

    A publication that appears at fixed intervals

  3. periodical(Noun)

    Often contains the most current information in the field, on every conceivable topic, often in greater detail than other publication formats.

  4. periodical(Noun)

    The primary means for communication of original scholarship or creative work at the cutting edge of research in almost all fields.

  5. periodical(Adjective)


  6. periodical(Adjective)

    Published at regular intervals of more than one day, especially weekly, monthly, or quarterly

  7. periodical(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to such a publication

Webster Dictionary

  1. Periodical(adj)

    of or pertaining to a period or periods, or to division by periods

  2. Periodical(adj)

    performed in a period, or regular revolution; proceeding in a series of successive circuits; as, the periodical motion of the planets round the sun

  3. Periodical(adj)

    happening, by revolution, at a stated time; returning regularly, after a certain period of time; acting, happening, or appearing, at fixed intervals; recurring; as, periodical epidemics

  4. Periodical(adj)

    of or pertaining to a period; constituting a complete sentence

  5. Periodical(noun)

    a magazine or other publication which appears at stated or regular intervals

  6. Origin: [L. periodicus, Gr. periodiko`s: cf. F. priodique.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of periodical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of periodical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.

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