What does the word sporadic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Occurring here and there; isolated.

Usage examples for sporadic

  1. But like the schools of philosophers this sudden crop of magicians is always represented as a sporadic growth called into being by the idle and curious society of the day. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  2. When one considers the confused, complicated, and sporadic elements of German history, it seems scarcely possible to present a clear, continuous narrative. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan