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
Recent Examples on the Web Only a handful of pitchers in major league history have thrown the screwball with regularity. Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 Games and tournaments are proceeding with regularity. New York Times, 17 June 2021 Russia has had to deal with a number of air leaks in recent years, and other pesky annoyances have popped up with regularity. Mike Wehner, BGR, 3 June 2021 It's become a regularity for Chestnut to not necessarily battle himself, but his own world records from previous years' competitions. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 4 July 2021 Expectations are in danger of outpacing realities with enough regularity to bring intra-party grumbles. Rick Klein, Averi Harper, ABC News, 23 June 2021 Criminologists have often analogized criminal policy in the United States to a pendulum that swings with some regularity from harsh punitiveness to progressive rehabilitation and back. John Pfaff, The New Republic, 21 June 2021 The app also uses sound analysis technology to analyze a user's sleep and generate comprehensive nightly sleep reports that include data on the user's sleep regularity, snoring, sleep talking, and how daily activities affect sleep. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 The political correctness of many of the pieces here is not a surprise, but its grinding, monotonous regularity may be. Michael Washburn, National Review, 13 June 2021

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First Known Use of regularity

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of regularity was in 1600

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21 Jul 2021

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“Regularity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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