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1. Customary, usual, or normal: the train's regular schedule.
2. Orderly, even, or symmetrical: regular teeth.
3. In conformity with a fixed procedure, principle, or discipline.
4. Well-ordered; methodical: regular habits.
5. Occurring at fixed intervals; periodic: regular payments.
6. Having bowel movements or menstrual periods with normal frequency.
7. Not varying; constant.
8. Formally correct; proper.
9. Having the required qualifications for an occupation: not a regular lawyer.
10. Informal Complete; thorough: a regular scoundrel.
11. Informal Good; nice: a regular guy.
12. Botany Having symmetrically arranged parts of similar size and shape: regular flowers.
13. Grammar Conforming to the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation.
14. Ecclesiastical Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules: the regular clergy.
15. Mathematics
a. Having equal sides and equal angles. Used of polygons.
b. Having faces that are congruent regular polygons and congruent polyhedral angles. Used of polyhedrons.
16. Belonging to or constituting the permanent army of a nation.
1. Ecclesiastical A member of the clergy or of a religious order.
2. A soldier belonging to a regular army.
3. A dependable loyal person: one of the party regulars.
4. A clothing size designed for persons of average height.
5. A habitual customer.

[Middle English reguler, living under religious rule, from Old French, from Late Latin rēgulāris, according to rule, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

reg′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
reg′u·lar·ly adv.


  1. Balance as a tail balances a kite —Anon
  2. Balanced as the scales of justice —Anon
  3. [A cat’s purring] intermittent as a walkie-talkie —Lorrie Moore
  4. Irregular as French verbs —Anon
  5. Random, like love’s choices —Patricia Hampl
  6. Regular as a clock —Slogan for Serutan laxative, Healthaids, Inc.
  7. Regular as a heartbeat —Mary Hedin
  8. Regular as a metronome —Edward Hoagland
  9. Regular as a motor boat —Lee Smith

    A more specific variation: “Regular as the chug-chug of a motor boat.”

  10. Regular as sun and tide —Wallace Stegner
  11. Regular as the moon makes the tides —Henry James
  12. Rhythmic as water —Amy Hempel

    In Hempel’s story, Beg, si tog, Inc, Cont, Rep, it’s the sliding knitting needles that are likened to water.

  13. Scattered like applause during a bad act —Anon
  14. Steadily as a shell secretes its beating leagues of monotone —Hart Crane
  15. Symmetrical as a doily —Betsy Wade, New York Times, May 2, 1986

    The descriptive frame of reference is a tree.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regularity - a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
symmetricalness, symmetry, correspondence, balance - (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
2.regularity - the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate; "he was famous for the regularity of his habits"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
cyclicity, periodicity - the quality of recurring at regular intervals
methodicalness, orderliness - the quality of appreciating method and system
uniformity - a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
invariability, evenness - a quality of uniformity and lack of variation
even spacing - regularity of spacing
steadiness - the quality of being steady--regular and unvarying
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals




[ˌregjʊˈlærɪtɪ] Nregularidad f


[ˌrɛgjʊˈlærɪti] nrégularité f
with unfailing regularity → avec une régularité de métronome


(= occurrence at even intervals)Regelmäßigkeit f; (of rhythm)Gleichmäßigkeit f; (of employment)Festheit f; (of way of life, bowel movements)Geregeltheit f
(= symmetry, Gram) → Regelmäßigkeit f; (of surface)Gleichmäßigkeit f; (Geometry) → Gleichseitigkeit f
(= permissibility: of action, procedure) → Richtigkeit f


[ˌrɛgjʊˈlærɪtɪ] nregolarità


(ˈregjulə) adjective
1. usual. Saturday is his regular day for shopping; That isn't our regular postman, is it?
2. (American) normal. He's too handicapped to attend a regular school.
3. occurring, acting etc with equal amounts of space, time etc between. They placed guards at regular intervals round the camp; Is his pulse regular?
4. involving doing the same things at the same time each day etc. a man of regular habits.
5. frequent. He's a regular visitor; He's one of our regular customers.
6. permanent; lasting. He's looking for a regular job.
7. (of a noun, verb etc) following one of the usual grammatical patterns of the language. `Walk' is a regular verb, but `go' is an irregular verb.
8. the same on both or all sides or parts; neat; symmetrical. a girl with regular features; A square is a regular figure.
9. of ordinary size. I don't want the large size of packet – just give me the regular one.
10. (of a soldier) employed full-time, professional; (of an army) composed of regular soldiers.
1. a soldier in the regular army.
2. a regular customer (eg at a bar).
ˌreguˈlarity (-ˈla-) noun
ˈregularly adverb
1. at regular times, places etc. His heart was beating regularly.
2. frequently. He comes here regularly.
ˈregulate (-leit) verb
1. to control. We must regulate our spending; Traffic lights are used to regulate traffic.
2. to adjust (a piece of machinery etc) so that it works at a certain rate etc. Can you regulate this watch so that it keeps time accurately?
ˌreguˈlation noun
1. a rule or instruction. There are certain regulations laid down as to how this job should be done, and these must be obeyed; (also adjective) Please use envelopes of the regulation size.
2. the act of regulating. the regulation of a piece of machinery.
ˈregulator (-lei-) noun
a thing that regulates (a piece of machinery etc).


n. regularidad, normalidad.
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