Definition of periodical:
- A magazine or other publication which appears at stated or regular intervals.
- Happening, by revolution, at a stated time; returning regularly, after a certain period of time; acting, happening, or appearing, at fixed intervals; recurring; as, periodical epidemics.
- Of or pertaining to a period or periods, or to division by periods.
- Performed in a period, or regular revolution; proceeding in a series of successive circuits; as, the periodical motion of the planets round the sun.
hourly, occasionally, repeated, back copy, serial, alternate, on-and-off, at regular times, at fixed intervals, back issue, annual, centennial, oscillating, weekly, at regular intervals, daily, biweekly, on certain occasions, spasmodic, recurrent, constant, occasional, sometimes, pendulumlike, every so often, rhythmic, (every) now and then/again, oscillatory, recurring, periodic, fitful, monthly, steady, frequent, infrequent, pulsed, serialized, comic, comic book, cyclic, cyclical, orbital, brochure, recurrent, back number, fluctuating, sporadic, continue, repetition, at various times, regular, habitual, isochronal, yearly, compact, perennial, continual, broadsheet, isochronous, intermittent, at predetermined times, cyclical, episodic, from time to time.
- "A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations", Joseph Mazzini Wheeler.
- "The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life", Charles Klein.
He passed through the halls which were filled with tables at which old men were playing whist; turned into the " infernal region," where the famous " Puchin" had begun his game against the " company;" stood for awhile near one of the billiard- tables, where, holding on to the cushion, a distinguished old man was fumbling around and with difficulty striking a ball; looked into the library, where a general, holding a newspaper a distance away from him, was reading it slowly above his glasses, and a registered young man turned the leaves of one periodical after another, trying to make no noise; and finally seated himself on a divan in the billiard- room, near some young people who were playing pyramids, and who were as much gilded as he was.- "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.