reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē 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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Lynchings were happening with regularity, and segregation by law and by fact came into being. Kim Reynolds, Teen Vogue, "How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States," 30 July 2018 But such skeptics may be ripe for conversion – now that the keen artistic awareness that insiders have long recognized in Lang Lang may well emerge with more regularity, if only because his younger self is still on the sidelines. David Patrick Stearns,, "Lang Lang's recovery: Will he ever play in Philly again?," 12 July 2018 Further, this reform would maintain judicial independence, but instill regularity to the nominations process, discourage Justices from choosing a retirement date based on politics, and will stop the ever-increasing tenure of Justices. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the case for 18-year Supreme Court terms," 26 Dec. 2018 Even before the fatal crash, Miller’s email claims that Uber’s vehicles were getting into accidents with alarming regularity. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Uber manager raised concerns about self-driving program just days before fatal collision," 11 Dec. 2018 Neither Tillman nor Ward have shown the ability to make shots with regularity outside of the paint, which is of primary individual concern for both this summer. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Can Michigan State's Xavier Tillman, Nick Ward stay on floor together?," 12 July 2018 Journalists in other countries are murdered with shocking regularity. Baltimore Sun,, "Terror, heartbreak in a newsroom," 29 June 2018 Clearly audible at the back of the venue, the performance exemplified the vocal feats Carlile displayed with extraordinary regularity during the triumphant concert. Bob Gendron,, "Brandi Carlile was daring, personal and triumphant," 16 June 2018 The offer has resurfaced over the last several decades with surprising regularity. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "All the Times North Korea Promised to Denuclearize," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of regularity

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌre-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē \

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 \
plural regularities

Medical Definition of regularity 

: the quality or state of being regular maintain bowel regularity

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