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.

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. 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. Maria Sharapova:

    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.

  3. Bill Taylor:

    Irregular policy channels were running contrary to longstanding goals of U.S. policy.

  4. The Commission:

    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.

  5. Adam Balen:

    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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