regular

[ reg-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈrɛg yə lər /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. regt.,
  2. reguardant,
  3. regula,
  4. regulable,
  5. regulant,
  6. regular army,
  7. regular as clockwork,
  8. regular astigmatism,
  9. regular bevel,
  10. regular checking account

Origin of regular

1350–1400; Middle English reguler (adj.) < Middle French < Late Latin rēgulāris. See regula, -ar1

Related forms
Can be confusedregular routine

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British Dictionary definitions for regular

regular

/ (ˈrɛɡjʊlə) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsregularity, nounregularly, adverb

Word Origin for regular

C14: from Old French reguler, from Latin rēgulāris of a bar of wood or metal, from rēgula ruler, model

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Word Origin and History for regular
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Science definitions for regular

regular

[ rĕgyə-lər ]

Having all sides or faces equal. For example, a square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
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