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[n]  the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping

INTERMITTENCE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: intermittency
 See Also: irregularity, unregularity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ter*mit"tence\, n. [Cf. F. intermittence.]
Act or state of intermitting; intermission. --Tyndall.

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