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

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As for the offices that are still behind the times: If otherwise healthy workers seem to fall prey to contaminated food with shocking regularity, take note. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "Why you should never tell the boss you have food poisoning," 21 June 2019 The center-attacking mid is finding the score sheet with regularity, and Saturday was no different. Patrick Brennan And Charlie Hatch,, "Player ratings for FC Cincinnati's 4-0 win against Richmond," 18 June 2018 With Bronze bombing forward and Parris creating danger both on the ball and with her off-ball movement, the Scandinavian side was on its heels with regularity. Avi Creditor,, "England Dominant Down the Right to Seal Place in Women's World Cup Semifinals," 27 June 2019 The shortstop was back to his All-Star-level form in the batter’s box, fortifying the middle of the Dodgers’ lineup, smoothly slashing doubles with regularity. Jorge Castillo,, "Dodgers’ Corey Seager appears headed to injured list just as he found his form," 12 June 2019 Sure the bullpen can fold at a moment’s notice, but their starting rotation is solid, some of the new guys are starting to hit the ball with regularity and … Curtis Granderson, role model. Ben Crandell,, "Weekend preview: Love ya, Dad. Where’s Mom?," 12 June 2019 And both have more fiber, essential for bowel regularity. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "The Promise and Problem of Fake Meat," 7 June 2019 This is the kind of feelgood comedy-drama the Brits have been rehashing with semi-regularity since the 1990s, with misfits and underdogs discovering strength and a sense of purpose in unity, preferably with a liberating performance element. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sink or Swim' ('Le Grand bain'): Film Review | Cannes 2018," 14 May 2018 While pitchers that old show up with some regularity—Bartolo Colon, Jamie Moyer and Tim Wakefield... Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Ichiro Suzuki Gets a Final Bow in Tokyo," 19 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of regularity

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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