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Synonyms for sporadic

Synonyms for sporadic

rarely occurring or appearing

Antonyms for sporadic

recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

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Sporadic Work Outsourcing Contract Hydro test, cleaning and purging of flexible hoses and rigid tubing of different diameters and length.
Wednesday's weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy, with sporadic rain, lightning and thunder at times and a limited decrease in temperatures, according to the department's Tuesday morning forecast.
The test combines information from the patient's Genetic Markers (SNPs) known to be associated with sporadic breast cancer, with their Clinical Risk Score which includes factors such as the patient's current age, age at menarche, age at live first birth, race/ethnicity, etc.
Such trios can be difficult to obtain for diseases like sporadic ALS that strike well into adulthood when a patient's parents may no longer be alive.
There have been 17 so far this year, 16 from sporadic CJD.
Earlier research showed that most sporadic pilocytic astrocytomas possess an abnormal form of a signaling protein known as BRAF.
An explosive charge blew off on the main highway passing through Yousifiya township, aimed at a US Army patrol that did not harm any of the patrol's soldiers," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, adding that the US troops opened sporadic fire on the passing cars, killing 2 persons and wounding 5 others.
Study participants were classified into one of four groups: abstainers, sporadic drinkers, moderate drinkers (range of 1 unit per week to 3 units per day), and heavy drinkers (4 or more units per day).
Although large outbreaks have occurred (7,8), most infections in Scotland are apparently sporadic (14) (Figure 2).
WORCESTER - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have uncovered new evidence suggesting a link between familial ALS and sporadic ALS.
Brian Edwards, 64, of Newtown, died from sporadic CJD in Newtown Hospital in 2007.
ISLAMABAD, 24 March , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Longer bouts of exercise may be better for maintaining a healthy weight in children than sporadic activity accumulated throughout the day.
DIAGNOSIS: Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD).
Although BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers presented at a younger age and with more advanced disease than patients with sporadic breast cancers, those who had adjuvant chemotherapy fared as well overall as comparable patients in the control group.
Working on each of 26 sporadic finite simple groups, this also constructs a 2-completed classifying space using a homotopy decomposition with classifying spaces of suitable 2-local subgroups, with decompositions for individual sporadic Mathieu, Janki, Higman-Sims, McLaughlin.