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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intermittent  \In`ter*mit"tent\,  a.  [L.  intermittens,  -entis,  p. 
  pr  of  intermittere:  cf  F.  intermittent.] 
  Coming  and  going  at  intervals;  alternating;  recurrent; 
  periodic;  as  an  intermittent  fever.  --Boyle. 
 
  {Intermittent  fever}  (Med.),  a  disease  with  fever  which 
  recurs  at  certain  intervals;  --  applied  particularly  to 
  fever  and  ague.  See  {Fever}. 
 
  {Intermittent  gearing}  (Mach.),  gearing  which  receives,  or 
  produces,  intermittent  motion. 
 
  {Intermittent  springs},  springs  which  flow  at  intervals,  not 
  apparently  dependent  upon  rain  or  drought.  They  probably 
  owe  their  intermittent  action  to  their  being  connected 
  with  natural  reservoirs  in  hills  or  mountains  by  passages 
  having  the  form  of  a  siphon,  the  water  beginning  to  flow 
  when  it  has  accumulated  so  as  to  fill  the  upper  part  of 
  the  siphon,  and  ceasing  when  by  running  through  it  it 
  has  fallen  below  the  orifice  of  the  upper  part  of  the 
  siphon  in  the  reservoir. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intermittent  \In`ter*mit"tent\,  n.  (Med.) 
  An  intermittent  fever  or  disease.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intermittent 
  adj  1:  stopping  and  starting  at  irregular  intervals;  "intermittent 
  rain  showers" 
  2:  stopping  and  starting  at  regular  intervals 




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