1 in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties" [ant: irregular]
2 often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine" [syn: regular(a), veritable(a)]
3 conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet"
4 (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula [ant: irregular]
5 regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures"
6 in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
7 occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing" [syn: even]
8 relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker" [syn: steady]
9 (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army" [ant: irregular]
11 symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon" [syn: even]
12 not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime"
13 officially full-time; "regular students"
1 a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture" [syn: habitue, fixture]
2 a soldier in the regular army
3 a dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars"
4 a garment size for persons of average height and weight
EtymologyFrom reguler, from regularis "continuing rules for guidance," from regula "rule," from *reg- "move in a straight line"
- With constant frequency or pattern.
- Normal; ordinary
- Obeying rules.
- (of a verb, plural, etc) Following a set or common pattern.
- The verb "to walk" is regular.
- The noun "mouse" has the irregular plural "mice".
- The verb "to walk" is regular.
- Frequent or
- He made regular visits to go see his mother.
- : Riding with the left foot forward.
excellent example of;
- a regular genius
- a regular John Bull
- a regular genius
- (of a polygon or a polyhedron) Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size.
with constant frequency
- Chinese: 常 (cháng)
- Czech: pravidelný
- Dutch: regelmatig, regelmatige
- Esperanto: regula
- Finnish: säännöllinen
- French: régulier
- German: regulär, regelmäßig
- Hebrew: רגיל
- Hungarian: szabályos
- Indonesian: beraturan
- Italian: regolare
- Japanese: 規則 (きそく, kisoku), 規則動詞 (きそくどうし, kisoku-dōshi)
- Korean: 정식의 (jeongsik-ui)
- Polish: regularny , regularna , regularne
- Portuguese: regular
- Russian: регулярный (reguljárnyj)
- Spanish: regular
- Swedish: regelbunden
member of the British Army
The term regular can mean normal or obeying rules. Regular may refer to:
In mathematics, geometry, and statistics:
- Regular polygon, a polygon where all angles and all sides are equal
- Regular polyhedron, a 3-dimensional equivalent to a regular polygon
- Regular category, a kind of category that has similarities to both Abelian categories and to the category of sets
- Regular prime, a certain kind of prime number
- Regular graph, a graph such that all the degrees of the vertices are equal
- Regular cardinal, a cardinal number that is equal to its cofinality
- Regular space, a topological space in which a point and a closed set can be separated by neighbourhoods
- Regularity, the degree of differentiability of a Smooth function
- Regularity, a necessary condition in Fisher information and in finding the Cramer-Rao Lower Bound
- Axiom of Regularity, also called the Axiom of Foundation, an axiom of set theory asserting the non-existence of certain infinite chains of sets
In other uses:
regular in French: Régulier
regular in Japanese: レギュラー
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