regularity /reg'yeuh lar"i tee/, regularness, n.
/reg"yeuh leuhr/, adj.
1. usual; normal; customary: to put something in its regular place.
2. evenly or uniformly arranged; symmetrical: regular teeth.
3. characterized by fixed principle, uniform procedure, etc.: regular income.
4. recurring at fixed times; periodic: regular bus departures; regular meals.
5. rhythmical: regular breathing.
6. occurring with normal frequency, as menses or bowel movements.
7. having regular menses or bowel movements.
8. adhering to a rule or procedure; methodical: regular habits; to be regular in one's diet.
9. observing fixed times or habits; habitual: a regular customer.
10. orderly; well-ordered: a regular life.
11. conforming to some accepted rule, discipline, etc.
12. carried out in accordance with an accepted principle or rule; formally correct: a regular session of the court.
13. qualified to engage in an occupation or profession; legitimate; proper: I suspected the man wasn't a regular doctor.
14. Informal.
a. real or genuine; down-to-earth; decent: a regular guy.
b. absolute; thoroughgoing: a regular rascal.
15. (of a flower) having the members of each of its floral circles or whorls alike in form and size.
16. Gram. conforming to the most prevalent pattern of formation, inflection, construction, etc.
17. Math.
a. governed by one law throughout.
b. (of a polygon) having all sides and angles equal.
c. (of a polyhedron) having all faces congruent regular polygons, and all solid angles congruent.
d. (of a topological space) having the property that, corresponding to each point and a closed set not containing the point, there are two disjoint open sets, one containing the point, the other containing the closed set.
e. (of a function of a complex variable) analytic (def. 5a).
18. Mil. noting or belonging to the permanently organized, or standing, army of a state.
19. Internat. Law. noting soldiers recognized as legitimate combatants in warfare.
20. Eccles. subject to a religious rule, or belonging to a religious or monastic order (opposed to secular): regular clergy.
21. U.S. Politics. of, pertaining to, or selected by the recognized agents of a political party: the regular ticket.
22. (of coffee) containing an average amount of milk or cream.
23. a long-standing or habitual customer or client: The restaurant can always find tables for its regulars.
24. Eccles. a member of a duly constituted religious order under a rule.
25. Mil. a professional soldier.
26. U.S. Politics. a party member who faithfully stands by his or her party.
27. a size of garment designed for men of average build.
28. a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
29. an athlete who plays in most of the games, usually from the start.
[1350-1400; ME reguler (adj.) < MF < LL regularis. See REGULA, -AR1]
Syn. 2. even, formal, orderly, uniform. 4. habitual, established, fixed. 8. systematic.

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