Translation of periodic in Spanish:

periodic

Pronunciation: /ˌpɪriˈɑːdɪk; ˌpɪəriˈɒdɪk/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [meetings/outbreaks] periódico
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    • Despite this, he has continued to appear regularly at our periodic family gatherings, and is considered a family member in good standing.
    • Each recommended practice is reviewed and revised as appropriate at regular periodic intervals.
    • At periodic intervals, the iron bars at the mouth of narrow roads, put up to prevent the entry of heavy vehicles, are knocked down by lorries, due to reckless driving.
  • 2 [Chemistry/Química] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] periódico
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    • The steadily increasing weights gave Mendeleyev, Meyer, and others a kind of index by which to order the elements and reveal their periodic behaviour.
    • The study of oscillating reactions is the study of periodic changes in chemical reactions.
    • The first rough draft of the periodic elements signaled not the end but the beginning of chemistry.

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