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Irregular meaning

irregular - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service.
  4. 4. Not according to rule; unsystematic; variable.

irregular - examples of usage

  1. He could not endure that his daughter's conduct should be in any way considered irregular. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. To thoroughly work four acres would occupy his whole time, nor would the farmers care for the assistance of a man who could only come now and then in an irregular manner. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. The patches of raised skin are marked by an abrupt border and are irregular in form. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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