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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Breathtaking greed’ For at least two decades now, thieves have been stealing houses with regularity in Philadelphia. Craig R. Mccoy,, "A Philadelphia story: Falsely declared dead, home stolen and no one will help," 29 June 2018 And Chapman, a radio and television analyst with the Kentucky basketball team, has seen both players with regularity in team practices. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Steph Curry baby stories, Kentucky-to-NBA path? Hornets' first draft pick tells all," 22 June 2018 Reports of his mismanagement of the agency and misuse of taxpayer funds have surfaced with startling regularity in recent months, and spiraled into multiple investigations. Alana Abramson, Time, "EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns After Months of High-Profile Scandals," 5 July 2018 Officers were demoted or sacked and sent home, and seamen flogged with depressing regularity. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘All indulged’: Puget Sound’s wildest Fourth of July party was its first one — in 1841," 3 July 2018 In colliding galaxies, stars formed from gas funneled toward a central supermassive black hole might spark TDEs with relative regularity. Lee Billings, Scientific American, "Giant Black Hole Swallows a Star and Belches Out a Superfast Particle Jet," 14 June 2018 In the series, Barr's character also is a Trump supporter, a political perspective not seen with regularity on film and TV. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "What Roseanne Barr won't talk about in her return to social media," 27 Mar. 2018 Turns out, based on his Instagram, Obrochta wears his glasses with some regularity. Rebecca Farley,, "A Bachelorette Contestant Got The Best Upgrade Last Night," 3 July 2018 This mental health fallout occurs with regularity, given that police officers kill approximately 300 black Americans each year, one-fifth of whom are unarmed. Alexander Tsai, STAT, "When police officers kill unarmed blacks, it affects blacks’ mental health across the country," 27 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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