Periodic vs Provisional - What's the difference?

periodic | provisional |

As nouns the difference between periodic and provisional

is that periodic is newspaper while provisional is a member of the.



Alternative forms

* periodick (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


  • Relative to a period or periods.
  • Having repeated cycles.
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  • Occurring at regular intervals.
  • Periodical.
  • (label) Pertaining to the revolution of a celestial object in its orbit.
  • For which any return to it must occur in multiples of k time steps, for some k>1.
  • (label) Having a structure characterized by periodic sentences.
  • (label) Relating to, derived from, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HIO) of iodine.
  • Antonyms
    * (astronomy) non-periodic * (mathematics) aperiodic
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from periodic) * periodic classification * periodic function * periodic law * periodic system * periodic table

    Etymology 2


  • Of or derived from a periodic acid.
  • Derived terms
    * periodate * periodic acid English heteronyms ----




  • temporary
  • Noun

  • (philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.