What does irregular mean?

Definitions for irregular
ɪˈrɛg yə lərir·reg·u·lar

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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.

    Etymology: From irreguler, from irregularis, from in- + regularis.

  2. irregular(Adjective)

    Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations.

    Etymology: From irreguler, from irregularis, from in- + regularis.

  3. irregular(Adjective)

    Of a surface, rough.

    Etymology: 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.

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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. Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The aim here is to discourage irregular migration and ... to recognize those Syrians in our camps who the EU will accept - though we will not force anyone to go against their will - on legal routes.

  2. Mikhailo Volynets:

    It's hard to assess how long it would take to repair some of the mines. The electricity supply is irregular, miners don't get paid and service shops are destroyed, so it'll be extremely difficult.

  3. Vouyiouklis Kellis:

    Having irregular periods can be a first sign, or even bowel movement changes or constipation. Issues with performance and muscle recovery could become problematic, untreated, if it gets severe and the body's unable to produce any thyroid hormone, everything starts to slow down. You can have memory issues, slow speech, slow movement -- you can even develop fluid around the heart and fluid in the lungs. The heart rate can also slow down.

  4. Willa Cather:

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

  5. Katri Hemio:

    In addition, 70 percent of airline workers were working in shifts and most of them had irregular work hours, this makes the population vulnerable to the potential risks of shift work and also very suitable for studying (the) risks.

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