Definition of sporadic in English:

sporadic

Syllabification: spo·rad·ic
Pronunciation: /spəˈradik
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

sporadically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Or would you like me to repeat it sporadically over a two hour period?
  • Tight circles of light begin to appear, sporadically.
  • It's a laudable philosophy but one that he adheres to only sporadically.

Origin

late 17th century: via medieval Latin from Greek sporadikos, from sporas, sporad- 'scattered'; related to speirein 'to sow'.

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