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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irregular, second(noun)

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

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

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

  3. irregular, unpredictable(adj)

    not occurring at a regular rate or fixed intervals

    "an irregular heartbeat"

  4. irregular, maverick, unorthodox(adj)

    independent in behavior or thought

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

  5. irregular(adj)

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

    "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"

  6. irregular, temporary(adj)

    lacking continuity or regularity

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

  7. 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"

  8. irregular(adj)

    failing to meet a standard of manufacture due to an imperfection

    "an irregular pair of jeans"

  9. irregular(adj)

    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

    "irregular hiring practices"

  10. irregular(adj)

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

  11. irregular(adj)

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

    "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"

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.

Entomology

  1. Irregular

    unequal, curved, bent or otherwise twisted or modified without order or symmetry, e.g. certain antennae.

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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. Donald Tusk:

    The days of irregular migration to Europe are over.

  2. Jacqueline Maybin:

    A specific underlying cause of irregular menstruation may increase the risk of premature death, rather than the irregular bleeding, per se. We already know that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome( PCOS), a leading cause of irregular periods, have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer of the womb. It is important that women with PCOS speak to their doctor to reduce these risks.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    Although this irregular channel was well connected in Washington, it operated mostly outside of official diplomatic channels.

  4. 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.

  5. Willa Cather:

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

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