Synonyms for periodic

Synonyms for (adjective) periodic

Synonyms: periodic, occasional

Definition: recurring or reappearing from time to time

Usage: periodic feelings of anxiety

Similar words: sporadic

Definition: recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

Usage: a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids


Synonyms: periodic, periodical

Definition: happening or recurring at regular intervals

Usage: the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust

Similar words: cyclic

Definition: marked by repeated cycles


Similar words: oscillating, oscillatory

Definition: having periodic vibrations


Similar words: diurnal

Definition: having a daily cycle or occurring every day

Usage: diurnal rotation of the heavens


Similar words: daily, day-after-day, day-by-day, day-to-day

Definition: of or belonging to or occurring every day

Usage: daily routine; a daily paper


Similar words: nightly

Definition: happening every night

Usage: nightly television now goes on until 3:00 or 4:00 a.m.


Similar words: weekly, hebdomadal, hebdomadary

Definition: of or occurring every seven days

Usage: a weekly visit; weekly paper


Similar words: semiweekly, biweekly

Definition: occurring twice a week


Similar words: hourly

Definition: occurring every hour or payable by the hour

Usage: hourly chimes; hourly pay


Similar words: half-hourly

Definition: occurring ever half hour


Similar words: biweekly, fortnightly

Definition: occurring every two weeks


Similar words: annual, yearly

Definition: occurring or payable every year

Usage: an annual trip to Paris; yearly medical examinations; annual (or yearly) income


Similar words: half-yearly, semiannual, biannual, biyearly

Definition: occurring or payable twice each year


Similar words: biennial, biyearly

Definition: occurring every second year

Usage: they met at biennial conventions


Similar words: triennial

Definition: occurring every third year or lasting 3 years


Similar words: monthly

Definition: of or occurring or payable every month

Usage: monthly payments; the monthly newsletter


Similar words: bimestrial, bimonthly

Definition: occurring every two months

Usage: bimonthly visits


Similar words: bimonthly, semimonthly

Definition: occurring twice a month

Usage: a semimonthly publication


Similar words: semestral, semestrial

Definition: occurring every six months or during every period of six months


Similar words: midweekly

Definition: occurring during the middle of the week

Usage: midweekly prayer meetings