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regular

reg·u·lar

regular

 
 
pronunciation:
reg y lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: normal or usual; not special.
We'll meet at the regular place.The buses are not running on their regular schedule because of the storm.
synonyms:
normal, ordinary, usual
antonyms:
odd, special
definition 2: having or following the most common rule in grammar.
The regular ending for verbs in the past form is "-ed." "Worked" and "baked" are regular verb forms, but "went" and "made" are not.
antonyms:
irregular
definition 3: repeating according to a set pattern.
I can't come to the regular Monday meeting this week.
derivations: regularity (n.), regularness (n.)
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  • regularly:
    happening at regular times.
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The word regular contains the following parts:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.