Associations to the word «Irregular»


IRREGULAR, adjective. Nonstandard; not conforming to rules or expectations.
IRREGULAR, adjective. Of a surface, rough.
IRREGULAR, adjective. Without symmetry, regularity, or uniformity.
IRREGULAR, adjective. (geometry) (of a polygon) Not regular; having sides that are not equal or angles that are not equal.
IRREGULAR, adjective. (geometry) (of a polyhedron) Whose faces are not all regular polygons (or are not equally inclined to each other).
IRREGULAR, noun. A soldier who is not a member of an official military force and, often, does not follow regular army tactics.
IRREGULAR GALAXIES, noun. Plural of irregular galaxy
IRREGULAR GALAXY, noun. (astronomy) A galaxy which is has no spirals and is not elliptical.
IRREGULAR PLURAL, noun. A plural that does not follow the normal rules for its inflexion.
IRREGULAR PRIME, noun. (mathematics) Any odd prime number that is not a regular prime.
IRREGULAR PRIMES, noun. Plural of irregular prime
IRREGULAR VERB, noun. A verb that does not follow the normal rules for its conjugation.
IRREGULAR VERBS, noun. Plural of irregular verb
IRREGULAR WARFARE, noun. Warfare in which one or more combatants are irregulars (such as partisans, guerrillas or insurgents) rather than regular military forces.
IRREGULAR WARFARE, noun. (in particular) Warfare with the aim of gaining or establishing political authority using asymmetric warfare tactics.

Dictionary definition

IRREGULAR, noun. A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
IRREGULAR, noun. Merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.
IRREGULAR, adjective. Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices".
IRREGULAR, adjective. Not occurring at expected times.
IRREGULAR, adjective. (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare".
IRREGULAR, adjective. (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement.
IRREGULAR, adjective. Falling below the manufacturer's standard; "irregular jeans".
IRREGULAR, adjective. Deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal; "these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior".
IRREGULAR, adjective. Lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis".
IRREGULAR, adjective. (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical; "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface".
IRREGULAR, adjective. Independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope