Associations to the word «Regular»


REGULAR, adjective. (Christianity) Bound by religious rule; belonging to a monastic or religious order (often as opposed to secular). [from 14th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. Having a constant pattern; showing evenness of form or appearance. [from 15th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (geometry) (of a polygon) Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size [from 16th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (geometry) (of a polyhedron) Whose faces are all congruent regular polygons, equally inclined to each other.
REGULAR, adjective. Demonstrating a consistent set of rules; showing order, evenness of operation or occurrence. [from 16th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (now) (rare) Well-behaved, orderly; restrained (of a lifestyle etc.). [from 16th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. Happening at constant (especially short) intervals. [from 17th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (grammar) (of a verb, plural, etc) Following a set or common pattern; according to the normal rules of a given language. [from 17th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (chiefly US) Having the expected characteristics or appearances; normal, ordinary, standard. [from 17th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (chiefly military) Permanently organised; being part of a set professional body of troops. [from 17th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. Having bowel movements or menstrual periods at constant intervals in the expected way. [from 18th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. (colloquial) Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright. [from 18th c.]
REGULAR, adjective. Belonging to a monastic order or community.
REGULAR, adjective. (botany) (zoology) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape.
REGULAR, adjective. (crystallography) isometric
REGULAR, adjective. (snowboarding) Riding with the left foot forward.
REGULAR, adjective. (analysis) (not comparable) (of a Borel measure) Such that every set in its domain is both outer regular and inner regular.
REGULAR, noun. A member of the British Army (as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve).
REGULAR, noun. A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
REGULAR, noun. A frequent customer, client or business partner.
REGULAR, noun. (Canada) A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
REGULAR, noun. Anything that is normal or standard.
REGULAR CLOSED, adjective. (rare) (mathematics) (of a set) Being the closure of its interior.
REGULAR COFFEE, noun. (dialectal) (US) (New York) (Eastern Massachusetts) (Canada) Coffee with cream and sugar (in contrast to the expected meaning of "black coffee" in other regions of the USA).
REGULAR COFFEE, noun. (dialectal) Black coffee
REGULAR COFFEE, noun. Coffee with caffeine (as opposed to decaffeinated).
REGULAR COFFEE, noun. (dialectal) (US) American coffee, as opposed to espresso, or a derived coffee drink (cappuccino, latte, iced coffee, etc.)
REGULAR DIVIDEND, noun. (finance) A dividend on common stock that is intended to be paid periodically in equal amounts over the course of a year, typically quarterly, after being declared by the issuer of the stock.
REGULAR EXPRESSION, noun. (computing theory) A concise description of a regular formal language with notations for concatenation, alternation, and iteration (repetition) of subexpressions.
REGULAR EXPRESSION, noun. (computing more generally) Any pattern for text matching or searching, frequently offering more or less functionality than a theoretical regular expression.
REGULAR EXPRESSIONS, noun. Plural of regular expression
REGULAR FOLK, noun. Alternative form of just folks
REGULAR FOLKS, noun. Alternative form of just folks
REGULAR FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) a meromorphic function
REGULAR FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of regular function
REGULAR GRID, noun. (mathematics) a tessellation of Euclidean space into congruent rectangles, parallelograms, cuboids, or more generally, parallelotopes
REGULAR OPEN, adjective. (rare) (mathematics) (of a set) Being the interior of its closure.
REGULAR POLYGON, noun. (mathematics) A polygon which is both equiangular and equilateral (i.e. having all sides the same length and all interior angles the same).
REGULAR POLYGONS, noun. Plural of regular polygon
REGULAR PRIME, noun. (mathematics) A prime number belonging to one of the two groups that prime numbers are divided into. The other group is the irregular primes.
REGULAR PRIMES, noun. Plural of regular prime
REGULAR SPACE, noun. (topology) A Hausdorff space with the additional property that for every closed set of that space and every point disjoint from that set, there are a disjoint pair of open sets which contain the closed set and the point, respectively.
REGULAR STAR MACROMOLECULE, noun. (chemistry) a star macromolecule having identical arms
REGULAR STAR MACROMOLECULES, noun. Plural of regular star macromolecule
REGULAR TESSELLATION, noun. (geometry) A tessellation of the plane by a convex regular polygon.
REGULAR TESSELLATIONS, noun. Plural of regular tessellation
REGULAR VERB, noun. (grammar) A verb which conjugates regularly. In English, a verb which uses an -ed suffix to form its past participle.
REGULAR VERBS, noun. Plural of regular verb

Dictionary definition

REGULAR, noun. A regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture".
REGULAR, noun. A soldier in the regular army.
REGULAR, noun. A dependable follower (especially in party politics); "he is one of the party regulars".
REGULAR, noun. A garment size for persons of average height and weight.
REGULAR, adjective. In accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties".
REGULAR, adjective. Often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine".
REGULAR, adjective. Conforming to a standard or pattern; "following the regular procedure of the legislature"; "a regular electrical outlet".
REGULAR, adjective. Regularly scheduled for fixed times; "at a regular meeting of the PTA"; "regular bus departures".
REGULAR, adjective. In accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime".
REGULAR, adjective. Occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing".
REGULAR, adjective. Relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker".
REGULAR, adjective. (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army".
REGULAR, adjective. (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula.
REGULAR, adjective. Not constipated.
REGULAR, adjective. Symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon".
REGULAR, adjective. Not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime".
REGULAR, adjective. Officially full-time; "regular students".

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