What is irregular?

  • (adj): Not occurring at expected times.
    Synonyms: unpredictable
    See also — Additional definitions below


Something that is irregular does not follow the expected pattern. The term is used in many different fields, with quite different meanings.

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... In the Spanish language there are some verbs with irregular participles ... There are also verbs with both regular and irregular participles, in which the irregular form is most used as an adjective, while the regular form ...
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More definitions of "irregular":

  • (adj): Independent in behavior or thought.
    Example: "She led a somewhat irregular private life"
    Synonyms: maverick, unorthodox
  • (noun): Merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.
    Synonyms: second
  • (adj): Used of the military; not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces.
    Example: "Irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"
  • (adj): Lacking continuity or regularity.
    Example: "An irregular worker"
    Synonyms: temporary
  • (noun): A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
    Synonyms: guerrilla, guerilla, insurgent
  • (adj): Of a surface; not level or flat.
    Example: "Walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
  • (adj): (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement.
  • (adj): Deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange.
    Example: "Highly irregular behavior"
    Synonyms: atypical
  • (adj): Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice.
    Example: "Irregular hiring practices"

Famous quotes containing the word irregular:

    The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    When the weather is bad as it was yesterday, everybody, almost everybody, feels cross and gloomy. Our thin linen tents—about like a fish seine, the deep mud, the irregular mails, the never to-be-seen paymasters, and “the rest of mankind,” are growled about in “old-soldier” style. But a fine day like today has turned out brightens and cheers us all. We people in camp are merely big children, wayward and changeable.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    My father and I were always on the most distant terms when I was a boy—a sort of armed neutrality, so to speak. At irregular intervals this neutrality was broken, and suffering ensued; but I will be candid enough to say that the breaking and the suffering were always divided up with strict impartiality between us—which is to say, my father did the breaking, and I did the suffering.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)