Meaning of IRREGULAR in English

IRREGULAR

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

regular/irregular (= following a regular pattern, or not following one )

Spend time learning the forms of irregular verbs.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

highly

It has, however, a highly irregular shape with bulges and indentations of various sizes, as shown in Fig. 21.3.

The number of organisms increases and decreases in a highly irregular manner.

It was highly irregular , but it didn't matter.

The clerk said this was highly irregular , but I insisted.

In a number of clinical disorders the cell count is subject to periodic or highly irregular variation.

very

More organization may be visible at Corbridge, but the resulting insulae are still very irregular .

Through the high-powered telescope, they could see that the asteroid was very irregular , and turning slowly end over end.

Different alignments were adopted in a very irregular fashion.

■ NOUN

heartbeat

King's health Hussein was treated in hospital in Amman on June 11-13 for an irregular heartbeat .

Put simply, cardiac arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat .

The irregular heartbeat of battle was distant as yet but throbbing closer.

Two years ago, she was hospitalized because of an irregular heartbeat .

Large amounts of strong coffee can cause insomnia and, in extreme cases, palpitations and irregular heartbeats .

interval

They were set at irregular intervals so that it was difficult to achieve any rhythm in the descent.

The shrieks continued at irregular intervals as the creature walked the woods.

In order to escape payment Beamish fled the country and he only returned to Britain at irregular intervals from then on.

I prayed she hadn't taken one of the narrow lanes that turned off at irregular intervals .

Sisley was an Impressionist painter and exhibited in five of the eight Impressionist exhibitions held at irregular intervals between 1874 and 1886.

shape

Drizzle caramel from the end of a fork into irregular shapes on to lightly oiled foil.

Unless they are boned, sir-loin steaks contain bone pieces of irregular shape that are derived from the hipbone.

It has, however, a highly irregular shape with bulges and indentations of various sizes, as shown in Fig. 21.3.

The organ is soft and delicate, of irregular shape , branching and finely divided and highlighted throughout by yellow flecks.

Around it, a dwarf cluster of irregular shapes outlined the village that had clung to the church for 800 years.

The blade hone and the irregular shapes from the hip bone identify shoulder and sirloin cuts.

Its somewhat irregular shape and measurements were presumably counteracted as the building rose above ground level.

By fitting one central bar, three-point cramping is possible, catering for irregular shapes , while still providing adequate support.

verb

Index of language points and of irregular verbs .

The conjugations of these irregular verbs .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

irregular meals

a large, irregularly shaped room

an irregular heartbeat

I recognized the doctor's messy, irregular handwriting.

Lake Powell's irregular coastline has many unspoiled beaches and secluded inlets.

Some weeks, I work long, irregular hours.

There was nothing irregular about the loan.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the verse is accordingly irregular and gnarled and yet sappy, far more like growing timber than like steel rails.

Cruising underwater, you see pale outlines of the irregular sea bottom.

For many seasonal workers, the biggest drawback can be the irregular hours and erratic schedules.

Jagged irregular vibrations up the line suggest gravel and stones, small regular vibes mean fine gravel or sand.

Parental contact, though irregular , prevented the child from forming an alternative parent-child relationship.

Washington, who survived the defeat, must have noted the possibilities for irregular warfare.

When we first entered the farm country, the beeps, sparse and irregular , jolted me.

You learn how to generate nouns and verbs but Navajo is very irregular .

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

The forces the government has are half-trained new soldiers and irregulars, including ex-rebels and ex-bandits.

They were and they must remain irregulars, to be disowned at need.

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