Definition of seasonal in English:

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seasonal

Pronunciation: /ˈsiːz(ə)n(ə)l/

adjective

1Relating to or characteristic of a particular season of the year: a selection of seasonal fresh fruit
More example sentences
  • Better still, take advantage of special offers on fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables instead.
  • We shall be looking to rediscover that seasonal, characteristic resolution.
  • Fresh seasonal food, simply yet lovingly prepared, is all that matters.
1.1Fluctuating or restricted according to the season or time of year: there are companies whose markets are seasonal seasonal rainfall
More example sentences
  • Enso should not be used as a shortcut to a long term seasonal rainfall forecast.
  • The formation of low and high vessel density wood coincided with the seasonal rainfall distribution.
  • They help reduce labour costs and provide needed flexibility when there are seasonal fluctuations.

Usage

People sometimes confuse the words seasonal and seasonable. Seasonal means ‘relating to a particular season’ ( seasonal fresh fruit) or ‘fluctuating or restricted according to the season’ ( there are companies whose markets are seasonal), while seasonable is a rarer word which means ‘usual for or appropriate to a particular season’ ( in December the magazine carried cartoons and songs, including a seasonable Christmas carol).

Derivatives

seasonality

Pronunciation: /siːz(ə)ˈnalɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • He is hoping to expand on research completed for his PhD, which focussed on seasonality and its impacts on people's moods.
  • For many animals seasonality is common, as shown in winter hibernation, and olfaction plays an important role.
  • One regrettable aspect of modern living is the loss of seasonality.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sea|son¦al

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