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.
2. published at regularly recurring intervals.
3. of or pertaining to such publications.
4. periodic1.
[1595-1605; PERIODIC1 + -AL1]

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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.

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      a journal or other publication whose issues appear at fixed or regular intervals. See magazine; newspaper.

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Universalium. 2010.


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