Defining a recurring schedule requires two steps:
- How often the schedule repeats itself (e.g. weekly, every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, etc.)
- Inside each repetition, when the recurrently scheduled event actually happens (e.g. 1:00PM on Tuesday and Thursday of the first week, and 3:00PM on Monday and Wednesday of the second week)
The combination of these two things can be called "schedule" or "frequency" or another simple term.
But what is a good name for step #1 alone? Microsoft Outlook calls it "Recurrence Pattern" which to me seems intimidatingly technical. Is there a plainer English term that will work instead?
The word will be used as a label in a website form where users choose how frequently (how many weeks) the schedule repeats itself.