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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Antetokounmpo put the Bucks back up by three before Middleton left his man in the corner to double-team DeRozan on a drive, something the Bucks did with increasing regularity throughout the game. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Raptors 131, Bucks 127 (OT): Unable to capitalize on big opportunity," 1 Jan. 2018 Promote regularity: The fiber fills you up and contributes to good digestion and absorption. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Carrots Every Single Day," 2 Mar. 2018 But 54-point swings are not going to happen with regularity in House races this November. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "That big swing to Democrats in Missouri isn't the great news for the party that it seems," 7 Feb. 2018 Other Medications Likewise, any prescriptions that affect your hormones can disrupt the regularity of your periods. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "8 Reasons for a Late Period Besides Pregnancy, According to an OB/GYN," 30 Nov. 2018 Deadly explosions occur with regularity in Tultepec, where many residents earn a living fabricating and selling fireworks, an essential part of holiday celebrations in Mexico and across Latin America. Kate Linthicum,, "At least 22 killed in fireworks explosions in a Mexican town with a history of deadly blasts," 5 July 2018 The physical intimacy between Tink and Peter, embodied with some regularity in Mr. Ferver’s choreographed couplings and embraces, comes and goes with little more than passing effect. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "‘Peter Pan’ Review: A Modern Neverland," 11 July 2018 Those were good chances, which seem to be arriving with a bit more regularity now. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "A Fearless Mexico Tops Germany, With Help From Its Cerebral Coach," 18 June 2018 If the addition of South American talents can help, then the league will be better for it, and the record outgoing transfer fee set by Jozy Altidore's $10 million move to Villarreal in 2008 will become a transaction seen with more regularity. Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "MLS Target Signings Trend Toward the Rising South American Star," 26 Feb. 2018

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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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