regularity

noun

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
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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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of regularity was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Regularity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regularity. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

regularity

noun
reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty ˌreg-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē How to pronounce regularity (audio)
plural regularities
1
: the quality or state of being regular
2
: something that is regular

Medical Definition

regularity

noun
reg·​u·​lar·​i·​ty ˌreg-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē How to pronounce regularity (audio)
plural regularities
: the quality or state of being regular
maintain bowel regularity
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