What does Irregular mean?

Definitions for Irregular
ɪˈrɛg yə lərIr·reg·u·lar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Irregular.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Irregular

    ir-reg′ū-lar, adj. not according to rule: unnatural: unsystematic: vicious: (gram.) departing from the ordinary rules in its inflection: variable: not symmetrical, without regular form—(Shak.) Irreg′ulous.—n. a soldier not in regular service.—n. Irregular′ity, state of being irregular: deviation from a straight line, or from rule: departure from method or order: vice.—adv. Irreg′ularly.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. irregular

    Not regular; not according to common form or rules; as, an irregular building or fortification. See Fortification, Irregular.

How to pronounce Irregular?

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How to say Irregular in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Irregular in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Irregular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Irregular in a Sentence

  1. Stephan Ulamec:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Paula Donovan:

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

  4. Rob Aeschbach:

    For a rental property I'd estimate 2% of the home's value per year on maintenance. So for a $200,000 house, expect to pay $4,000 per year on ‘stuff’ that the landlord pays for. That could include irregular big ticket items like replacing a deck, carpet or water heater.

  5. Ron Klain:

    The idea that people were going to vote after the election and have those votes count, that's a pretty irregular idea, the Republicans and the clerks in counties, they were actually sticking to the law.

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