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spo·rad·ic

sporadic

 
 
pronunciation:
sp rae dihk
part of speech: adjective
definition: occurring irregularly or in a thinly scattered manner in time or space.
There was sporadic gunfire throughout the night.Sporadic outbreaks of the disease still occur.
antonyms:
continual, continuous, frequent, regular, steady
similar words:
erratic, occasional, periodic
derivation: sporadically (adv.)