Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations Section VI. Time
3. Recurrent Time
138. Regularity of recurrence. Periodicity.
NOUN: PERIODICITY, intermittence; beat; oscillation [See Oscillation]; pulse, pulsation; systole and diastole; rhythm; alternation, alternateness, alternacy [ rare], alternativeness, alternity [ rare].
ROUND, revolution, rotation, bout, turn, say.
ANNIVERSARY, biennial, triennial, quadrennial, quinquennial, sextennial, septennial, octennial, decennial; tricennial, jubilee, centennial, centenary, bicentennial, bicentenary, tercentenary; birthday, birthright, natal day, fête day, saints day.
CATAMENIA, courses, menses, menstrual flux.
[R EGULARITY OF RETURN] rota, cycle, period, stated time, routine; days of the week; Sunday, Monday &c.; months of the year; January &c.; feast, festival, fast &c.; Christmas, Yuletide, New Years day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter; Allhallows, Allhallowmas, All Saints Day; All Souls Day; Candlemas, Dewali [ Hindu], Holi or Hoolee [ Hindu], Memorial or Decoration Day [ U. S.], Independence Day [ U. S.], Labor Day [ U. S.], Thanksgiving [ U. S.], ground-hog day [ U. S.], woodchuck day [ U. S.], Halloween, Hallowmas, Lady Day; leap year, bissextile; Bairam, Ramadan, Muharram [ Mohammedan]; St. Swithins Day; Midsummer Day; May Day &c. ( holiday) [See Amusement]; yearbook.
PUNCTUALITY, regularity, steadiness.
VERB: RETURN, revolve; recur in regular -order, - succession; come again, come in its turn; come round, - again; beat, pulsate; alternate; intermit.
ADJECTIVE: PERIODIC, periodical; serial, recurrent, cyclic, cyclical, rhythmic or rhythmical; recurring &c. v.; intermittent, remittent; alternate, every other; every.
hourly; diurnal, daily, quotidian [ rare]; tertian, weekly; hebdomadal, hebdomadary; biweekly, fortnightly; bimonthly; monthly, catamenial, menstrual; yearly, annual; biennial, triennial &c.; centennial, secular; paschal, lenten &c.
REGULAR, steady, constant, methodical, punctual, regular as clockwork.
ADVERB: PERIODICALLY &c. adj.; at regular intervals, at stated times; at fixed periods, at established periods; punctually &c. adj.; de die in diem [ L.]; from day to day, day by day.
BY TURNS; in turn, in rotation; alternately, every other day, off and on, ride and tie, round and round.