intermittent
adjective Etymology: Latin intermittent-, intermittens, present participle of intermittere Date: 1601 coming and going at intervals ; not continuous <
intermittent rain
>
; also occasional <
intermittent trips abroad
>
intermittently adverb

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  • intermittent — intermittent, ente [ ɛ̃tɛrmitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1559; lat. intermittens, de intermittere « discontinuer » ♦ Qui s arrête et reprend par intervalles. ⇒ discontinu, irrégulier . Fièvre intermittente. ⇒ erratique, rémittent. Pouls intermittent. Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intermittent — du spectacle Équipe de tournage cinéma Un intermittent du spectacle est une personne qui travaille par intermittence (alternance de périodes d emploi et de chômage) pour des entreprises du spectacle (cinéma, télévision, théâtre ou autre spectacle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • intermittent — intermittent, recurrent, periodic, alternate mean recurring or reappearing more or less regularly but in interrupted sequence. Something is intermittent which from time to time is omitted or disappears but always returns {an intermittent fever}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermittent — intermittent, ente (in tèr mi ttan, ttan t ) adj. 1°   Qui discontinue et reprend par intervalle. •   Elle [la cascade] n a qu une plainte intermittente et douce, Selon qu elle rencontre ou la pierre ou la mousse, LAMART. Jocel. VI, 224.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • intermittent — [in΄tər mit′ nt] adj. [L intermittens, prp. of intermittere: see INTERMIT] stopping and starting at intervals; pausing from time to time; periodic intermittence n. intermittently adv. SYN. INTERMITTENT and RECURRENT both apply to something that… …   English World dictionary

  • Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, n. (Med.) An intermittent fever or disease. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermittent — Intermittent, [intermitt]ente. adj. Qui discontinuë. Il n a guere d usage que dans ces phrases. Poulx intermittent. fievre intermittente, qui se disent d un poulx dont les battemens cessent par intervalle, & d une fievre qui n est pas reglée,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • intermittent — I adjective alternate, broken, cyclic, cyclical, desultory, discontinuous, fitful, flickering, fluctuating, infrequent, intermitting, interrupted, irregular, nonuniform, occasional, periodic, recurrent, recurring, remittent, rhythmic, seasonal,… …   Law dictionary

  • intermittent — (adj.) c.1600, from L. intermittentem (nom. intermittens), prp. of intermittere (see INTERMISSION (Cf. intermission)). Related: Intermittently …   Etymology dictionary

  • intermittent — meaning ‘occurring at intervals’, is spelt ent …   Modern English usage

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