Definition: periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
Definition: periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
Sentences Containing 'intermittent'
Since only the downward motion of the plunger forces water through E, the discharge is intermittent and is therefore not practical for commercial purposes.
In order to convert this intermittent discharge into a steady stream, an air chamber is installed near the discharge tube, as in Figure 135.
If the speed of the disk is lessened, the pitch falls correspondingly; and if the speed again becomes so low that less than 16 puffs are formed per second, the sustained sound disappears and a series of intermittent noises is produced.
I dropped into casual employments; no misfortunes resulting, intermittent work gave place to steady and protracted engagements.
I further believe that these slow, intermittent results accord well with what geology tells us of the rate and manner at which the inhabitants of the world have changed.
Consequently evidence of their former existence could be found only among fossil remains, which are preserved, as we shall attempt to show in a future chapter, in an extremely imperfect and intermittent record.
Most formations have been intermittent in their accumulation; and their duration has probably been shorter than the average duration of specific forms.
Then, in the intermittent darknesses, I saw the moon spinning swiftly through her quarters from new to full, and had a faint glimpse of the circling stars.
By 22nd, the wind had freshened from the southeast, and there were intermittent breaks in the fog, but not sufficient to give sight of land.
The intermittent traffic on the road means the inn is usually quiet but this afternoon there is a reasonable crowd inside.
The Farmer board declared these "intermittent" strikes "neither a strike nor work" and thus unprotected activity, and upheld the employer's termination of the workers.
The majority did not define the term "intermittent strike" in "Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co." nor in two subsequent decisions upholding the ruling.
Until the lower Oligocene period, about 32 Mya, the future lands of Europe were an island continent, separated from Asia by a shallow sea, but possessing intermittent land-bridge connections to North America via Greenland.
GS: built on the SLX level, adding 60/40 split-fold rear seats, variable intermittent windscreen wipers, a four-speaker stereo, tachometer, central locking and a more luxurious interior upholstery style.
This was the spark which ignited the so-called War of the Lombards, a series of intermittent civil wars between those of the local baronage who sided with the Ibelins and those who sided with the Italians (i.e., Lombards) who followed Frederick to Cyprus.
The experience is too much for Gregson, however, who has to pretend to check out another part of the plane so he can endure yet another of his intermittent Screamie attacks.
He was unable to continue his point scoring form, however, as intermittent electrical problems in San Marino and a lack of grip in Spain meant that he could do no better than 13th and 12th in those races.
Flares themselves - and microflares, which when studied in detail seem to have the same physics - are highly intermittent in space and time, and would not therefore be relevant to any requirement for continuous heating.
The creature quickly escapes, however, as intermittent darkness and flashes of light reveal the shattered and empty teleportation tube.
The king failed to arrive to lead the English army and the result was intermittent skirmishing until early 1482.
DX: The more powerful DX (pictured), with a 1.5 L D15B7 engine, manual passenger side mirror (after '92), tilt steering, intermittent wipers, side mouldings, rear wiper/washer, and rear cargo shelf as standard equipment.
Route 79 crosses back into Freehold Township, where it continues through suburban residential areas, with intermittent farms and woods.
A single set of ring stations would result in a very intermittent flow.
A high-altitude bombing attack at 15:30 was followed by intermittent attacks for the remainder of the day.
The 1980s saw "Amazing" pass into the hands of TSR in 1983 and Wizards of the Coast (who purchased TSR in 1997), who made intermittent attempts over the next twenty years to create a successful modern incarnation of the magazine.
"C. psittaci" in birds is often systemic and infections can be inapparent, severe, acute or chronic with intermittent shedding.
Cohen replied that the pair were guilty of, amongst other things, "a cavalier disregard for the Islamic Republic's intermittent brutality", were "apologists without a conscience".
The book has intermittent contributions from McGill's friend and ex-colleague Tango, who lives in a council estate in Perth.
Urinary retention is characterised by poor urinary stream with intermittent flow, straining, a sense of incomplete voiding, and hesitancy (a delay between trying to urinate and the flow actually beginning).
Common findings, determined by ultrasound of the bladder, include a slow rate of flow, intermittent flow, and a large amount of urine retained in the bladder after urination.
Older patients with ongoing problems may require continued intermittent self catheterization.
This can be either an intermittent catheter or a Foley catheter that is placed with a small inflatable bulb that holds the catheter in place.
Intermittent catheterization can be done by a health care professional or by the person themselves (clean intermittent self catheterization).
Intermittent catheterization performed at the hospital is a sterile technique.
From this intermittent production base also came two of only about a dozen feature films that were produced in Australia during the whole of the 1960s: Peter Carmody’s filmed record of the 1969 Melbourne University Arts Festival, Nothing Like Experience and The Pudding Thieves.
St Joseph's were founded in 1918 and rose to prominence, especially in the 1920s and 1930s, albeit with intermittent objections; St Joseph's also produced a continuing stream of inter-county players.
He was educated at St George’s College, Weybridge, England, and received the Undergraduate Diploma in Film Studies at the University of Oxford. Throughout his life, Bemister suffered from intermittent bipolar disorder.
By that time, an elderly Velikovsky suffered from diabetes and intermittent depression, which his daughter said may have been exacerbated by the academic establishment's continuing rejection of his work.
Such variations include both regular oscillations due to the demand pattern of users, supply issues (such as availability of intermittent natural resources: water flow, wind), and occasional exceptional price peaks.
Her return to material corporeality she reported as extremely heavy-feeling and unpleasant, initially intermittent in phases, and accompanied not long after by a demonic visitation that was cut short by an angelic reappearance.
For intermittent renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, this effectively uses the grid as a giant battery to smooth over lulls and fill in production gaps.
In the lyrics, Jackson again sings from the point of view of "Damita Jo", in "intermittent vocal bubbles" to discuss the pleasures she intends to provide.
Prior to the 1967 Six Day War, intermittent hostilities centered on the Demilitarized Zones, water issues and shelling and infiltration from the Golan Heights.
When Johnny Ray was implanted in 1998, one of the neurotrophic electrodes started providing an intermittent signal after it had become anchored in the neuropil, and as a result, Dr. Kennedy was forced to rely on the remaining devices.
All of these watercourses are considered intermittent, but they are prone to flooding in spring and during heavy rainstorms.
Lovins says that nuclear power plants are intermittent in that they will sometimes fail unexpectedly, often for long periods of time.
These long masses of magmatic rock, known as dikes, are intermittent features related to high-level volcanotectonic processess within the shield.
They are usually intermittent, holding water only after rains.
However, control by different Muslim forces of territory within present-day France (for example, the stronghold of Fraxinet) was intermittent up to 975.
As a squad player, he made intermittent appearances for Pohang throughout 2009, including two appearances in the Asian Champions League.
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