Definitions for irregular
ɪˈrɛg yə lərir·reg·u·lar
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word irregular.
guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgentnoun
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
"irregular hiring practices"
not occurring at expected times
(used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
"irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"
(of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
falling below the manufacturer's standard
deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
"these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior"
lacking continuity or regularity
"an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
(of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical
"walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
irregular, maverick, unorthodoxadjective
independent in behavior or thought
"she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
A soldier who is not a member of an official military force and, often, does not follow regular army tactics.
Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations.
Of a surface, rough.
Etymology: From irreguler, from irregularis, from in- + regularis.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: irregulier, Fr. irregularis, Latin.
The am'rous youth
Obtain'd of Venus his desire,
Howe'er irregular his fire. Matthew Prior.
This motion seems excentrique and irregular, yet not well to be resisted or quieted. Charles I .
Then most, when most irregular they seem. John Milton.
The numbers of pindariques are wild and irregular, and sometimes seem harsh and uncouth. Abraham Cowley.
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
one who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Not regular; not according to common form or rules; as, an irregular building or fortification. See Fortification, Irregular.
unequal, curved, bent or otherwise twisted or modified without order or symmetry, e.g. certain antennae.
The numerical value of irregular in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of irregular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
I was given this medicine by my doctor for several health issues that I was having back in 2006. I was getting sick a lot. I was getting the flu every couple of months. I had irregular EKG results as well as indications of diabetes with a family history of diabetes, (Mildronate) made me healthy, and that's why I continued to take it.
Irregular policy channels were running contrary to longstanding goals of U.S. policy.
EU citizens are known to have crossed the external border to travel to (Middle East) conflict zones for terrorist purposes and pose a risk upon their return. There is evidence that terrorists have used routes of irregular migration to enter the EU.
Young women with irregular periods need a thorough assessment not only of their hormones and metabolism but also of their lifestyle so that they can be advised about steps that they can take which might enhance their overall health.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- irregularCatalan, Valencian
- unregelmäßig, irregulärGerman
- αντικανονικός, ασύμμετρος, άτακτος, ανώμαλος, ακανόνιστοςGreek
- epäsäännöllinen, säännötönFinnish
- 不揃い, 変則的, 不規則, 不同Japanese
- anomalus, inconditusLatin
- kōiheihe, tipihori, tipitaha, tipiroriMāori
- assimétrico, desigual, irregularPortuguese
- iregular, neregulat, nereglementarRomanian
- нестандартный, неправильныйRussian
- غیر قانونیUrdu
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