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|part of speech:
||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.
- normal, ordinary, usual
- odd, special
||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.
||repeating according to a set pattern.
I can't come to the regular Monday meeting this week.
||everyday, formal, gradual, stable, usual
||regularity (n.), regularness (n.)
The word regular
contains the following parts:
reg, rect, rig1
that means king, rule, guide; straight
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'.