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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Word Origin & History

infrequent
1531, from L. infrequentem (nom. infrequens) "occurring seldom, unusual," from in- "not" + frequens (see frequent).
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Example sentences
Migration: relatively infrequently detected away from breeding sites.
They are typically large and strike any one spot infrequently, but can burn
  entire forests, leaving only charred stumps.
Firstly, fossil lagomorph diversity is reviewed all too infrequently in my
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The gas plants that replace coal would idle infrequently.
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