periodicity

[peer-ee-uh-dis-i-tee]
noun
the character of being periodic; the tendency to recur at regular intervals.

Origin:
1825–35; < French périodicité. See periodic1, -ity

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periodic (ˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk)
 
adj
1.  happening or recurring at intervals; intermittent
2.  of, relating to, or resembling a period
3.  having or occurring in repeated periods or cycles
 
peri'odically
 
adv
 
periodicity
 
n

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periodicity pe·ri·o·dic·i·ty (pĭr'ē-ə-dĭs'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The quality or state of being periodic; recurrence at regular intervals.

  2. The tendency of chemical elements to have similar properties when arranged according to their atomic number.

  3. The position of an element in the periodic table.

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These variations appear to have a periodicity of several hundred years, with several temperature peaks and dips.
Beyond the obvious periodicity of the pulse, an uninitiated viewer sees nothing but irregular noise.
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