—periodicalism, n. —periodicalist, n. —periodicalness, n./pear'ee od"i keuhl/, n.1. a magazine or other journal that is issued at regularly recurring intervals.adj.2. published at regularly recurring intervals.3. of or pertaining to such publications.4. periodic1.[1595-1605; PERIODIC1 + -AL1]
* * *Publication whose issues appear at fixed or regular intervals.Periodicals generally are considered to include newspapers, which usually have large, unfastened pages and contents with considerable immediacy; and magazines, or journals, which have smaller pages, are usually fastened or bound, and often have more specialized, less time-dependent contents.
* * *a journal or other publication whose issues appear at fixed or regular intervals. See magazine; newspaper.
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periodical — (adj.) c.1600, from PERIODIC (Cf. periodic) + AL (Cf. al) (1). As a noun meaning magazine published at regular intervals, attested from 1798 … Etymology dictionary
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