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Sporadic

 

occurring occasionally. In medicine, the term “sporadic” characterizes illnesses not associated with an epidemic (for example, sporadic cases of influenza) or with an endemic (for example, sporadic goiter).

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Their invention Ichneumon, 'a wail for hiding things', is a space divider that acts in many other ways, particularly as a storage system for all the things which need intermediate parking spaces of various kinds: ranging from the pen or computer (things needed permanently for work), to objects used sporadically, like books, magazines, cigarettes, bananas and postcards, to the things which are not used continuously, but need shelves or drawers.
The interior and facade were dirty from neglect, the elevators worked sporadically, electricity and plumbing were inadequate, and the twenty vacant apartments were uninhabitable.
From its beginning in the 1950s, the semiconductor industry has been characterized by a four-year cycle, sporadically modified by unexpected economic factors.
Pericarditis is rare (7), mostly reported from France (6,8) and Spain (9), and sporadically worldwide (10).
Johnny Johnson ran only 68 performances in its premiere in 1936 and has been revived sporadically.
She was placed in the ballet division of an all-purpose children's theatrical school and also studied sporadically with a few other teachers.
MRI changed the basic understanding of MS, for by 1988 sequential MRI scans proved that MS is a constant, ongoing disease even though symptoms may be appearing only sporadically.
But the author errs when he steers away from a detailed documentary of one or a handful of medical students, whose maturation and changing attitudes would have provided far more insight into the workings of Harvard Med than this sporadically entertaining volume.
Marguerite's correspondence is referred to only sporadically, while her mystical poetry, which often overtly exploits images of ravishment and rapture, is ignored.
Historically, the Commonwealth Mine just north of this section was active during 1895 thru 1942 and sporadically had operations during economical years until 1994.
The Free Zakzaky Protests broke out in Kaduna along Ahmadu Bello Way /Kano road at 5 PM on Sunday, just as the police shot sporadically to disperse the protesting crowd.
Fighting continued sporadically through the next two weeks at the Castaic grounds in various dormitories, resulting in the suspension of mail, phone and laundry privileges for the inmates and the lockdown of all county jail facilities.