What does irregular mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgentnoun

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

  2. irregular, secondadjective

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

  3. irregularadjective

    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

    "irregular hiring practices"

  4. irregular, unpredictableadjective

    not occurring at expected times

  5. irregularadjective

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

    "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"

  6. irregularadjective

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

  7. irregularadjective

    falling below the manufacturer's standard

    "irregular jeans"

  8. atypical, irregularadjective

    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, temporaryadjective

    lacking continuity or regularity

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

  10. irregularadjective

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

    "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"

  11. irregular, maverick, unorthodoxadjective

    independent in behavior or thought

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

Wiktionary

  1. irregularnoun

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

  2. irregularadjective

    Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations.

  3. irregularadjective

    Of a surface, rough.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. IRREGULARadjective

    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 .

    Regular
    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.

ChatGPT

  1. irregular

    Irregular refers to something that deviates from the normal, expected, or established pattern, rule, or structure. It may also refer to something that lacks consistency, uniformity, or symmetry, or that occurs at unpredictable intervals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irregularadjective

    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. Irregularnoun

    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. Carmen Roe:

    What we do know is : very suspicious, highly irregular and could lead to criminal charges, both cases, at a value of greater than $ 300,000, are first-degree felonies.

  2. The Treasury Department on Thursday:

    These actions reaffirm the U.S. government's commitment to impose costs on the Lukashenka regime for enabling corruption, human rights abuses, inhumane exploitation of vulnerable people and orchestration of irregular migration, and attacks against democratic freedoms and international norms.

  3. Dan Bishop:

    The administration has not been forthcoming about the circumstances about the border generally and certainly not concerning the handling of UACs [unaccompanied alien children], they’ve been flown about the country in the dark of night, there have been all sorts of irregular and housing decisions made that have been discovered by media from time to time. But Congress can’t learn of them. We’ve had hard times since the beginning of the Biden administration obtaining quantification of information. There have been delays of reports that are regularly published by DHS.

  4. Lee Min-Ah:

    When male partners work more, women’s economic activity will be discouraged and their responsibility of childcare will only increase, Lee said.The country already has the lowest fertility rate in the world, and a rapidly ageing population. The working-age population peaked at 38 million in 2019 and is set to drop by more than 9 million by 2040, government data show.Lee Yoon-sun, a 29-year-old office worker, said working high-intensity hours and then taking time off would be disruptive.Working long hours when you have a heavy workload and then resting when you are less busy seems like a pattern that will lead to an irregular life, affecting having children and taking care of them.

  5. Jesse Mecham:

    My biggest budgeting challenge before developing You Need a Budget was dealing with an irregular income, but YNAB teaches you to budget only the money you have on hand, so it becomes much more manageable. And now I prepare for large, less frequent expenses (like vacations!) by spreading them out as monthly costs, saving a lot of stress.

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