Occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic example of a flower.
- Occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time. See Synonyms at periodic.
- Appearing singly or at widely scattered localities, as a plant or disease.
- Isolated; unique: a sporadic example.