irregularity

noun
ir·​reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ i-ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce irregularity (audio) , ˌi(r)-, -ˈla-rə- \
plural irregularities

Definition of irregularity

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

the irregularity of his behavior He is suffering from irregularity.
Recent Examples on the Web Before that, there could be a flurry of lawsuits contesting the decisions of certain counties on whether to count ballots that may be difficult to read or bear some kind of irregularity. Marc Levy, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 Even before a recount starts, there could be a flurry of lawsuits contesting the decisions of certain counties on whether to count ballots that may be difficult to read or bear some kind of irregularity. Marc Levy, BostonGlobe.com, 20 May 2022 Before that, there could be a flurry of lawsuits contesting the decisions of certain counties on whether to count ballots that may be difficult to read or bear some kind of irregularity. Marc Levy, Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2022 The irregularity of Earth’s spin led scientists to study a new way to measure time. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 26 Apr. 2022 The second procedure, intended to correct an irregularity caused by the first, was more aggressive than what Grey expected. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 To go back to our soap layer, imagine a wave of light being split into two by an irregularity in the soap film. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2022 And then mononucleosis, with some heart rate irregularity thrown into the mix. Tony Baranek, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Symptoms often align with the common symptoms of clinical depression: Lack of energy, little interest in doing things, sleep irregularity, trouble concentrating and feelings of hopelessness. Alexie Zollinger, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of irregularity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for irregularity

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

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More Definitions for irregularity

irregularity

noun
ir·​reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ i-ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce irregularity (audio) \
plural irregularities

Kids Definition of irregularity

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

irregularity

noun
ir·​reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)ir-ˌ(r)eg-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē How to pronounce irregularity (audio) \
plural irregularities

Medical Definition of irregularity

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

irregularity

noun
ir·​reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ir-ˌre-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē How to pronounce irregularity (audio) \
plural irregularities

Legal Definition of irregularity

: something that is irregular an irregularity in the proceeding

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