reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce regularity (audio) also ˌrā-, ˌre-gyə-ˈla-rə-tē also ˌrā- \
plural regularities

Definition of regularity

1 : the quality or state of being regular
2 : something that is regular

Examples of regularity in a Sentence

the regularity of his features
Recent Examples on the Web Experience has enabled him to develop mentally and hard work in the weight room has caused his play strength to take considerable strides from the rookie who was getting bulldozed by defensive tackles with regularity. John Owning, Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Some of the miscues are coming from veteran players in their usual positions; others are being made by younger players, including some from guys being asked to move around the diamond with regularity. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 25 May 2021 Another tradition that has worked quite well for Samsung is mocking Apple and the iPhone in TV ads with regularity. Chris Smith, BGR, 24 May 2021 As the pandemic raged from the winter surge through to the spring slog, Postmortem lit up with a dispiriting regularity. Danielle Ofri, STAT, 14 May 2021 These movies are all over the place in terms of quality and budget, but there is something to the regularity with which they are offered up, and their recurring elements, that becomes haunting. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 12 May 2021 Interestingly, Marshall has also been working on a book about the Satanic Panic of the 1980s and 1990s, a topic that comes around with chilling regularity in our culture. Sara Stewart, CNN, 5 May 2021 The Skywalker Saga wrapped up with the ninth movie in 2019, but in the coming months, Disney is going to start rolling out new shows on its streaming service with increasing regularity. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 May 2021 Knife attacks against police have occurred with some regularity in France since a wave of terrorist attacks seized the country more six years ago. Sam Schechner, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of regularity

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jun 2021

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“Regularity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of regularity

: the quality of something that happens very often or with the same amount of time between each occurrence
: the quality of something that has parts which are arranged in an even or balanced way
: something that happens very often or with the same amount of time between each occurrence


reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce regularity (audio) \

Kids Definition of regularity

: the quality or state of happening on or as if on a schedule The seasons occur with regularity.


reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌreg-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē How to pronounce regularity (audio) \
plural regularities

Medical Definition of regularity

: the quality or state of being regular maintain bowel regularity


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