Definitions for irregularɪˈrɛg yə lər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgent(noun)

    a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

  2. irregular, second(adj)

    merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name

  3. irregular(adj)

    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

    "irregular hiring practices"

  4. irregular, unpredictable(adj)

    not occurring at expected times

  5. irregular(adj)

    (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces

    "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"

  6. irregular(adj)

    (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement

  7. irregular(adj)

    falling below the manufacturer's standard

    "irregular jeans"

  8. atypical, irregular(adj)

    deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal

    "these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior"

  9. irregular, temporary(adj)

    lacking continuity or regularity

    "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"

  10. irregular(adj)

    (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical

    "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"

  11. irregular, maverick, unorthodox(adj)

    independent in behavior or thought

    "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"

Wiktionary

  1. irregular(Noun)

    A soldier who is not a member of an official military force and, often, does not follow regular army tactics.

  2. irregular(Adjective)

    Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations.

  3. irregular(Adjective)

    Of a surface, rough.

  4. Origin: From irreguler, from irregularis, from in- + regularis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irregular(adj)

    not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage recognized as the general rule; not according to common form; not conformable to nature, to the rules of moral rectitude, or to established principles; not normal; unnatural; immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc. Cf. Regular

  2. Irregular(noun)

    one who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Willa Cather:

    The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.

  2. Paula Donovan:

    At the very least, this irregular contract extension has the appearance of impropriety.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    ESSAY -- A loose sally of the mind an irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition.

  4. Stephan Ulamec:

    Philae is obviously still functional, because it sends us data, even if it does so at irregular intervals and at surprising times.

  5. The Sao Paulo-based Lula Institute:

    It is a completely irregular, untimely and unjustified procedure, we will take all the necessary legal measures to correct this arbitrary act.

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