Definition of periodical in English:
A magazine or newspaper published at regular intervals.
- Under the Act, newspapers, magazines and periodicals are exempt from the need to be qualified to give advice.
- She has written sun sign columns for a number of magazines and websites and has articles published in numerous astrological periodicals all over the world.
- He has a diploma in journalism and has published several features, stories and poetry in magazines and periodicals.
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1Occurring or appearing at intervals; occasional: she took periodical gulps of her tea
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- At periodical intervals, the network returns the data to a central control room by cellular phone, satellite, or a conventional telephone circuit.
- But the democratic process leaves it open to the citizens as a whole, in periodical elections, to bless or oppose the plans or decisions of particular parties or groups or clans of politicians.
- So there was no procedure at the tribunal at all, just periodical letters saying, ‘We are now still continuing’; the tribunal accepted that, as they would.
1.1(Of a magazine or newspaper) published at regular intervals: Britain’s best periodical art magazine
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- He said that one of the useful activities that the association could think of was to publish periodical newsletters, which would give opportunities to alumni to write about their experiences.
- This magazine is still going strong today; you can easily find it in any bookshop or even in some of the magazine and periodical stands on the street.
- I'm going to talk mostly about the so-called mass media, particularly periodical and book publishing.
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- You agree to review the literature periodically for newly published studies on this topic.
- During the interview she periodically levitates from the sofa on wild fits of enthusiasm.
- He also called for a better dispute settlement process for trade tiffs that crop up periodically.
Words that rhyme with periodicalmethodical, rhapsodical, synodical
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