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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irregular  \Ir*reg"u*lar\,  n. 
  One  who  is  not  regular;  especially,  a  soldier  not  in  regular 
  service. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irregular  \Ir*reg"u*lar\,  a.  [Pref.  ir-  not  +  regular:  cf  F. 
  irr['e]gulier.] 
  Not  regular;  not  conforming  to  a  law,  method,  or  usage 
  recognized  as  the  general  rule  not  according  to  common  form 
  not  conformable  to  nature,  to  the  rules  of  moral  rectitude, 
  or  to  established  principles;  not  normal;  unnatural; 
  immethodical;  unsymmetrical;  erratic;  no  straight;  not 
  uniform;  as  an  irregular  line  an  irregular  figure;  an 
  irregular  verse;  an  irregular  physician;  an  irregular 
  proceeding;  irregular  motion;  irregular  conduct,  etc  Cf 
  {Regular}. 
 
  Mazes  intricate,  Eccentric,  intervolved,  yet  regular 
  Then  most  when  most  irregular  they  seem.  --Milton. 
 
  Leading  the  men  of  Herefordshire  to  fight  Against  the 
  irregular  and  wild  Glendower.  --Shak. 
 
  A  flowery  meadow  through  which  a  clear  stream  murmured 
  in  many  irregular  meanders.  --Jones. 
 
  Syn:  Immethodical;  unsystematic;  abnormal;  unnatural; 
  anomalous;  erratic;  devious;  crooked;  eccentric; 
  unsettled;  uneven;  variable;  changeable;  mutable; 
  desultory;  disorderly;  wild;  immoderate;  intemperate; 
  inordinate;  vicious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irregular 
  adj  1:  contrary  to  rule  or  accepted  order  or  general  practice; 
  "irregular  hiring  practices"  [ant:  {regular}] 
  2:  not  occurring  at  expected  times  [syn:  {unpredictable}] 
  3:  used  of  the  military;  not  belonging  to  or  engaged  in  by 
  regular  army  forces;  "irregular  troops";  "irregular 
  warfare"  [ant:  {regular}] 
  4:  deviating  from  what  is  usual  or  common  or  to  be  expected; 
  often  somewhat  odd  or  strange;  "these  days  large  families 
  are  atypical";  "highly  irregular  behavior"  [syn:  {atypical}] 
  5:  lacking  continuity  or  regularity;  "an  irregular  worker"; 
  "employed  on  a  temporary  basis"  [syn:  {temporary}] 
  6:  of  a  surface;  not  level  or  flat;  "walking  was  difficult  on 
  the  irregular  cobblestoned  surface" 
  7:  used  of  independent  armed  resistance  forces;  "guerrilla 
  warfare";  "partisan  forces"  [syn:  {guerrilla(a)},  {guerilla(a)}, 
  {underground}] 
  8:  independent  in  behavior  or  thought;  "she  led  a  somewhat 
  irregular  private  life";  "maverick  politicians"  [syn:  {maverick}, 
  {unorthodox}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  an  irregular  armed  force  that  fights  a  stronger 
  force  by  sabotage  and  harassment  [syn:  {guerrilla},  {guerilla}, 
  {insurgent}] 
  2:  merchandise  that  has  imperfections;  usually  sold  at  a 
  reduced  price  without  the  brand  name  [syn:  {second}] 




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