irregularity

noun ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty \ i-ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē , ˌi(r)- , -ˈla-rə- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of irregularity

plural irregularities
1 :something that is irregular (such as improper or dishonest conduct)
  • alleged irregularities in the city government
2 :the quality or state of being irregular

Examples of irregularity in a Sentence

  1. the irregularity of his behavior

  2. He is suffering from irregularity.

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Origin and Etymology of irregularity

Middle English irregularite, from Medieval Latin irregularitat-, irregularitas, from Late Latin irregularis


IRREGULARITY Defined for English Language Learners

irregularity

noun

Definition of irregularity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being irregular

  • : something that is irregular

  • : something that is not usual or proper and that usually indicates dishonest behavior


IRREGULARITY Defined for Kids

irregularity

noun ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty \ i-ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē \

Definition of irregularity for Students

plural irregularities
1 :the quality or state of being unusual, uneven, or happening at different times
2 :something that is unusual, uneven, or happening at different times

Medical Dictionary

irregularity

noun ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty \ (ˌ)ir-ˌ(r)eg-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē \

medical Definition of irregularity

plural irregularities
1 :the quality or state of being irregular
  • irregularity of breathing
  • hormonal irregularitys
2 :occasional constipation
  • more fiber in one's diet may help relieve irregularity

Law Dictionary

irregularity

noun ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty \ ir-ˌre-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē \

legal Definition of irregularity

plural irregularities
:something that is irregular
  • an irregularity in the proceeding


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