from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being irregular.
- n. Something irregular: found the firm's books riddled with irregularities.
- n. Constipation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instance of being irregular.
- n. The state or condition of being irregular, or the extent to which something is irregular.
- n. An object or event that is not regular or ordinary.
- n. A violation of rules.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being irregular; that which is irregular.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of regularity; the state of being irregular; deviation from rule, method, order, course, uniformity, etc.; hence, impropriety; disorder; laxity: as, irregularity of proceedings; the irregularity of a curve; irregularity of life or conduct.
- n. That which is irregular or out of due course; a part exhibiting divergence from the rest; hence, aberrant or immoral action or conduct: as, an irregularity on a surface; to be guilty of irregularities.
- n. In law, an act or proceeding not wholly beyond the power of the court or party, but done in a manner not warranted by the law or the state of the cause.
- n. In botany, want of uniformity in size, shape, or measure of union among the members of the same floral circle.
- n. Eccles., in the Roman Catholic Church, infraction of the rules governing admission to the clerical office and discharge of its functions; a canonical impediment to reception of orders, exercise of clerical functions, or advancement in the church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
- n. behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
- n. irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
- n. an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As Shelley scholar Neil Fraistat assures me, this claim of "irregularity" is rare if not unique in Shelley's work.
The spokesman, however, said that although the vote tally affected by such an irregularity is over 3 million, "it has yet to be determined whether the amount is decisive in the election results," reported Khabaronline.
But irregularity is even more prominent in Wordsworth's prosody.
This irregularity is very considerable at the surface of the earth.
First item on the To Do list: make it get back on its feet after its numerous times tripping over every terrain irregularity.
Voter irregularity, which is something that, as a network, we have been on top of and talking about.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty — its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame — its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of the peninsula, with Gallows
I don't think right now it's a question of fraud but rather. irregularity, which is a little bit different.
But it isn't a question so much of fraud, but it's a question at this point of irregularity, which is a little bit different.
GREENFIELD: But I don't think this surprised anybody because it was the case where the irregularity was the clearest and where the remedy was the most difficult.