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periodical

[peer-ee-od-i-kuh l] /ˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a magazine or other journal that is issued at regularly recurring intervals.
adjective
2.
published at regularly recurring intervals.
3.
of or pertaining to such publications.
4.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; periodic1 + -al1
Related forms
periodicalism, noun
periodicalist, noun
periodicalness, noun
nonperiodical, adjective, noun
nonperiodically, adverb
unperiodical, adjective
unperiodically, adverb
Can be confused
periodic, periodical.
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British Dictionary definitions for periodicalist

periodical

/ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪkəl/
noun
1.
a publication issued at regular intervals, usually monthly or weekly
adjective
2.
of or relating to such publications
3.
published at regular intervals
4.
periodic or occasional
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Word Origin and History for periodicalist

periodical

adj.

c.1600, from periodic + -al (1). As a noun meaning "magazine published at regular intervals," attested from 1798. Related: Periodically.

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