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infrequent

[in-free-kwuhnt]
adjective
1.
happening or occurring at long intervals or rarely: infrequent visits.
2.
not constant, habitual, or regular: an infrequent visitor.
3.
not plentiful or many: infrequent opportunities for advancement.
4.
far apart in space.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin infrequent- (stem of infrequēns). See in-3, frequent

infrequently, adverb


1, 3. scarce, rare, uncommon.
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infrequent (ɪnˈfriːkwənt)
 
adj
rarely happening or present; only occasional
 
in'frequency
 
n
 
in'frequence
 
n
 
in'frequently
 
adv

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infrequent
1531, from L. infrequentem (nom. infrequens) "occurring seldom, unusual," from in- "not" + frequens (see frequent).
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