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Adjective: irregular  i'reg-yu-lu(r)
  1. Contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
    "irregular hiring practices"
  2. (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
    "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"
  3. (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
  4. Not occurring at a regular rate or fixed intervals
    "an irregular heartbeat";
    - unpredictable
  5. Failing to meet a standard of manufacture due to an imperfection
    "an irregular pair of jeans"
  6. Deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
    "highly irregular behaviour";
    - atypical
  7. Lacking continuity or regularity
    "an irregular worker";
    - temporary
  8. (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical
    "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
  9. Independent in behaviour or thought
    "she led a somewhat irregular private life";
    - maverick, unorthodox
Noun: irregular  i'reg-yu-lu(r)
  1. A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    - guerrilla, guerilla, insurgent
  2. Merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    - second

Derived forms: irregulars

See also: abnormal, asymmetric, asymmetrical, casual, crooked, illegal, imperfect, improper, occasional, part time, partisan, partizan, part-time, randomised [Brit], randomized, regularity, rough, sporadic, strong, unconventional, uneven, unlawful, unnatural, unrhythmic, unrhythmical, unsmooth, unsteady, unsystematic

Type of: merchandise, product, ware, warrior

Antonym: regular

Part of: guerilla force, guerrilla force

Encyclopedia: Irregular