happening from time to time
Examplea periodic review of the company's performance

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When you study things in history consider them periodic, some things are in the 21st century and some things are not.

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Comets pass the Earth on a periodic basis, making it easy for scientist to track these events for their impact on the planet.

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As an independent contractor, you can charge a much higher hourly rate but you have to be prepared for the periodic gaps between projects when you don't earn anything at all.

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