regular

[ reg-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈrɛg yə lər /

adjective

noun

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decorum

Origin of regular

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

OTHER WORDS FROM regular

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regular

regular routine
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British Dictionary definitions for regular

regular
/ (ˈrɛɡjʊlə) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of regular

regularity, 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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Scientific 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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