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English definition of “irregularity”

irregularity

noun uk   /ɪˌreɡ.jəˈlær.ə.ti/ us    /-ˈler.ə.t̬i/

irregularity noun (SHAPE)

[C or U] the quality of not being regular in shape or form, or an example of this: The pictures showed cracks and other irregularities in otherwise perfectly regular crystals. The west of the island is famous for the irregularity of its coastline.Rough, irregular and uneven

irregularity noun (RULE)

[C or U] something that is not correct or acceptable: The inspectors found several irregularities in the business accounts. The irregularity of (= the lack of rules for) English spelling means that it is easy to make mistakes.Faults and mistakes

irregularity noun (TIME/SPACE)

[U] the fact that something does not happen at regular timesFrequency and regularity - general words
(Definition of irregularity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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