Adjective "aperiodic" definition and examples

(Aperiodic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌeɪpɪərɪˈɒdɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Not periodic; irregular.
  1. 'The activation of the pair-rule genes by the gap genes results in the transformation of the embryonic pattern along the antero-posterior axis from an aperiodic regionalization to a periodic one.'
  2. 'With respect to the former, suggested population dynamics of cannibals include a variety of regimes such as equilibrium, periodic cycles, aperiodic cycles, and chaotic dynamics.'
  3. 'In describing this ‘Australasia’ as marked by an impoverished geology and the aperiodic occurrence of el ninos, Flannery tells a morality tale about what happens when life forms exceed the limits of their environment.'
  4. 'By extracting information from noisy, aperiodic and intermittent signals, wavelet transforms are making an impact in medicine, astronomy, imaging and beyond'

More definitions

1. not periodic; irregular.

2. Physics. of or relating to vibrations or oscillations with no apparent period.

More examples(as adjective)

"sequences can be aperiodic."

"pulses can be aperiodic."

"people can be aperiodic."

"motions can be aperiodic."

"growths can be aperiodic."

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