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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.
We'll meet at the regular place.
synonyms:
customary, normal, ordinary, standard, usual
antonyms:
odd, special
similar words:
accustomed, everyday, general, habitual, natural, routine, traditional
definition 2: following the same or standard ways of doing something.
He is very creative and doesn't do things in the regular way.
synonyms:
approved, regulation, routine, standard
antonyms:
irregular
similar words:
correct, proper, uniform
definition 3: not changing in manner, pace, or pattern.
As the patient relaxed, his heartbeat became regular again.
synonyms:
consistent, steady, uniform
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
level
definition 4: happening at fixed points over a period of time.
She had to miss one of her regular Tuesday softball practices.
synonyms:
periodic
antonyms:
erratic, irregular
similar words:
fixed, habitual
definition 5: having or following the most common rule in grammar.
The regular ending for verbs in the past tense is "-ed." For example, "I baked a cake yesterday."
antonyms:
irregular
definition 6: having equal angles, sides, or faces.
The shape of a stop sign is a regular octagon.
synonyms:
equilateral
derivations: regularity (n.), regularness (n.)
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  • regularly:
    happening at regular times.
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