I got a calendaring app and a terminology question.

An event that occurs just once, is a one-off

If it occurs every second Monday, and/or 4th Friday of month it is regular

If it happens on a random series of odd days, it is irregular

But if it starts on 12-jan and runs every weekday until 3-mar and never happens again (like a museum exhibiton), it is what-non-technical-one-word?

  • So it doesn't run on weekends. Just the five weekdays for 24 hours a day from 12 jan to 3 march?
    – vickyace
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 14:43
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    It is also a one-off, just a time taking one.
    – vickyace
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 14:46
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    I agree, it's a one-off event which spans multiple days. Commented May 5, 2016 at 14:47
  • In this context, events are almost by definition limited in duration. Within that period, it would be a daily event run on weekdays.
    – Lawrence
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 14:48
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    What is the most important quality you are trying to convey- its one-timeness or the fact it is longer than one day? Clearly it is still a one-off or one-time event, so what is it about that event that makes you think that one-off is not the best fit? Perhaps it is one-off and the single day one-offs should be called one-day events?
    – Marv Mills
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 14:59

5 Answers 5


I would use 'recurring' for this.



verb (used without object), recurred, recurring.

1. to occur again, as an event, experience, etc. 2. to return to the mind: The idea kept recurring. 3. to come up again for consideration, as a question. 4. to have recourse.

The event recurs on weekdays from 12 Jan through 3 Mar.


It is difficult to determine one word that conveys the exact mixture of meanings. However 'extended' is an adjective that conveys the meaning of 'smeared out in time'.


1 - stretched out: extended wires.

2- continued or prolonged: extended efforts.

3 - spread out: extended flags.

4 - widespread or extensive; having extension or spatial magnitude: extended treatment of a subject.


Thus the event would be called an 'Extended Event'


If an event is set to occur within a specific period of time, that even has been scheduled to occur within that time frame.

   1. Included in or planned according to a schedule
   2. Arrange or plan (an event) to take place at a particular time.

The museum exhibit was scheduled for showing each weekday from 12 Jan through 3 Mar.


I can't think of a one-word example, but "limited-run" seems appropriate for your use, as in "limited-run television series."


A bit late with this answer but here's how Google calendar describes it:

Repeats every week on weekdays from ___ to ______.

I expect they have carefully considered such scenarios, so I wouldn't reinvent the wheel unnecessarily.


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