periodic event

Definitions of periodic event
  1. noun
    an event that recurs at intervals
    synonyms: recurrent event
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    the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding
    cycle, oscillation
    a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
    repeat, repetition
    an event that repeats
    the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon
    the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
    beat, heartbeat, pulsation, pulse
    the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
    cardiac cycle
    the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles
    Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle
    a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat
    one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
    several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
    a periodically repeated sequence of events
    rematch, replay
    something (especially a game) that is played again
    recurrence, return
    the event of happening again (especially at regular intervals)
    the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
    the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
    pounding, throb, throbbing
    an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    high tide, high water, highwater
    the tide when the water is highest
    low tide, low water
    the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
    the tide while water is flowing out
    flood, flood tide, rising tide
    the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
    lee tide, leeward tide
    a tide that runs in the same direction as the wind is blowing
    slack tide, slack water
    the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide
    menstrual cycle
    a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation
    type of:
    happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
    an event that happens
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