sporadic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (spu-rad'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of similar things or occurrences) appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional: sporadic renewals of enthusiasm.
  2. appearing in scattered or isolated instances, as a disease.
  3. isolated, as a single instance of something; being or occurring apart from others.
  4. occurring singly or widely apart in locality: the sporadic growth of plants.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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