Infrequence In*fre"quence, Infrequency In*fre"quen*cy, n. [L. infrequentia scantiness : cf. F. infrequence.] 1. The state of rarely occuring; uncommonness; rareness; as, the infrequence of his visits. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of not being frequented; solitude; isolation; retirement; seclusion. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The solitude and infrequency of the place. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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