[in-ter-mit-nt] /ˌɪn tərˈmɪt nt/

stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again:
an intermittent pain.
alternately functioning and not functioning or alternately functioning properly and improperly.
(of streams, lakes, or springs) recurrent; showing water only part of the time.
occurring occasionally or at regular or irregular intervals; periodic

c.1600, from Latin intermittentem (nominative intermittens), present participle of intermittere (see intermission). Related: Intermittently.

intermittent in·ter·mit·tent (ĭn’tər-mĭt’nt)

in’ter·mit’tence n.


Read Also:

  • International core war society

    games, standard, body (ICWS) The official standards body for Core War. (1996-02-16)

  • International-court-of-justice

    noun 1. the chief judicial agency of the United Nations, established in 1945 to decide disputes arising between nations. noun 1. a court established in the Hague to settle disputes brought by nations that are parties to the Statute of the Court Also called World Court A division of the United Nations that settles legal […]

  • International-date-line

    noun 1. a theoretical line following approximately the 180th meridian, the regions to the east of which are counted as being one day earlier in their calendar dates than the regions to the west. noun 1. the line approximately following the 180° meridian from Greenwich on the east side of which the date is one […]

  • Internationale

    [an-ter-na-syaw-nal] /ɛ̃ tɛr na syɔˈnal/ noun 1. a revolutionary workers’ anthem, first sung in France in 1871. /ˌɪntənæʃəˈnɑːl/ noun 1. the Internationale, a revolutionary socialist hymn, first sung in 1871 in France “Internationale” [(ann-tuhr-nahs-yuh-nahl, in-tuhr-nash-uh-nahl)] An international anthem of communists and socialists (see socialism).

Disclaimer: Intermittently definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.