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aperiodic

Syllabification: a·pe·ri·od·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌāpirēˈädik
 
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Definition of aperiodic in English:

adjective

technical
1Not periodic; irregular: aperiodic fluctuations
More example sentences
  • The activation of the pair-rule genes by the gap genes results in the transformation of the embryonic pattern along the antero-posterior axis from an aperiodic regionalization to a periodic one.
  • With respect to the former, suggested population dynamics of cannibals include a variety of regimes such as equilibrium, periodic cycles, aperiodic cycles, and chaotic dynamics.
  • Partial aperiodic reinforcement, for example, evokes a rather more persistent response than one might expect, though Skinner would scoff at interpreting such persistence as hope springing eternal.
1.1 Physics Denoting a potentially oscillating or vibrating system (such as an instrument with a pointer) that is damped to prevent oscillation or vibration.
Example sentences
  • Aperiodic damping is obtained by means of an aluminium vane.

Derivatives

aperiodicity

1
Pronunciation: /āˌpi(ə)rēəˈdisitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Thus, the aperiodicity was not due to synaptic events but attributable to the activity of voltage-sensitive Na + channels.
  • In fact this article could be considered an analysis of the impact of the study of aperiodicity on Hubert's problem.
  • A new technique for aperiodicity analysis was designed to meet these more stringent requirements, but even highly sophisticated fundamental frequency analysis procedures 9,10 need further refinement.

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