Associations to the word «Sporadic»


SPORADIC, adjective. (archaic) (of diseases) occurring in isolated instances; not epidemic.
SPORADIC, adjective. Rare and scattered in occurrence.
SPORADIC, adjective. Exhibiting random behavior; patternless.
SPORADIC E, noun. (radio) A meteorological phenomenon where radio waves above a certain frequency are reflected in the atmospheric E region, allowing these radio waves to be received in distances up to 1,200 miles.
SPORADIC GROUP, noun. (group theory) any one of the 26 exceptional finite simple group, which do not belong to any of the general, infinite categories specified in the classification theorem

Dictionary definition

SPORADIC, adjective. Recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids".

Wise words

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