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Meaning & Definition of Irregular in English

English

Irregular

/ɪrɛgjələr/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • guerrilla
  • ,
  • guerilla
  • ,
  • irregular
  • ,
  • insurgent

2. Merchandise that has imperfections

  • Usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    synonym:
  • irregular
  • ,
  • second

adjective

1. Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

  • "Irregular hiring practices"
    synonym:
  • irregular

2. Not occurring at expected times

    synonym:
  • irregular
  • ,
  • unpredictable

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

  • "Irregular troops"
  • "Irregular warfare"
    synonym:
  • irregular

4. (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured

  • Volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
    synonym:
  • irregular

5. Falling below the manufacturer's standard

  • "Irregular jeans"
    synonym:
  • irregular

6. Deviating from normal expectations

  • Somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
  • "These days large families are atypical"
  • "Atypical clinical findings"
  • "Atypical pneumonia"
  • "Highly irregular behavior"
    synonym:
  • atypical
  • ,
  • irregular

7. Lacking continuity or regularity

  • "An irregular worker"
  • "Employed on a temporary basis"
    synonym:
  • irregular
  • ,
  • temporary

8. (of a surface or shape)

  • Not level or flat or symmetrical
  • "Walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
    synonym:
  • irregular

9. Independent in behavior or thought

  • "She led a somewhat irregular private life"
  • "Maverick politicians"
    synonym:
  • irregular
  • ,
  • maverick
  • ,
  • unorthodox

Examples of using

The verb “to be” has an irregular conjugation in all languages.
The surface of the moon is irregular.
I don't like learning irregular verbs.