fits and starts fits and starts

Definition(s):

  • (n) repeated bursts of activity

Usage(s):

  1. EVDO coverage can be shaky at times, causing fits and starts in streaming video.
  2. But its arrival may be farther off than Sullivan anticipates, and support has been growing rather slowly, and in fits and starts, across the last decade.
  3. Since then the fallout has come in fits and starts.

News

  1. Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate change

    Technological innovation during the Stone Age occurred in fits and starts and was climate-driven, according to new research. Abrupt changes in rainfall in South Africa 40,000 to 80,000 years ago triggered the development of technologies for finding refuge and the behavior of modern humans.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Blessedly unburdened

    Joe O'Loughlin Our major summer project is to downsize a large build-up of ‘stuff’ that has accumulated over the years. This has been a never ending task, tackled in fits and starts. It is one I face with a mixture of dread and excitement.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Springfield Press

  3. Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate

    ( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) According to a study by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Cardiff and the Natural History Museum in London, technological innovation during the Stone Age occurred in fits and starts and was climate-driven. Abrupt changes in rainfall in South Africa 40,000 to 80,000 years ago triggered the development of technologies for finding refuge ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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