intermittent

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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}… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, n. (Med.) An intermittent fever or disease. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 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,… …

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

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

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  • 11 intermittent — meaning ‘occurring at intervals’, is spelt ent …

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  • 12 intermittent — [adj] irregular, sporadic alternate, arrested, broken, by bits and pieces*, checked, cyclic, cyclical, discontinuing, discontinuous, epochal, every other, fitful, here and there*, hit or miss*, infrequent, interrupted, isochronal, isochronous,… …

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  • 13 intermittent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ occurring at irregular intervals. DERIVATIVES intermittency noun intermittently adverb. ORIGIN Latin, ceasing , from intermittere (see INTERMISSION(Cf. ↑intermission)) …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 INTERMITTENT — ENTE. adj. Qui discontinue, et reprend par intervalles. Il n est guère usité que dans les locutions suivantes :  En Médec., Pouls intermittent, Pouls dont les battements cessent par des intervalles inégaux. Fièvre intermittente, Fièvre qui cesse… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 intermittent — intermittence, intermittency, n. intermittently, adv. /in teuhr mit nt/, adj. 1. stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent pain. 2. alternately functioning and not functioning or alternately… …

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  • 17 intermittent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fitful, off and on, recurrent; periodic, discontinuous, interrupted, broken; flickering. See irregularity, discontinuance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. periodic, alternate, shifting, coming and going …

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  • 18 intermittent — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)mɪ̱t(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is intermittent happens occasionally rather than continuously. After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned. Syn: sporadic Derived words: intermittently ADV GRADED usu ADV… …

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  • 19 intermittent — /ɪntəˈmɪtnt/ (say intuh mitnt) adjective 1. that intermits, or ceases for a time: an intermittent process. 2. alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent fever. 3. (of streams, lakes, or springs) recurrent; showing water only part of …

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  • 20 intermittent — adjective /ˌɪntɜː(ɹ)ˈmɪtn̩t,ˌɪntɚˈmɪtn̩t/ Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant The day was cloudy with intermittent rain. See Also: inter, inter , intermittence, intermittency …

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