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regular

adjective
 
 
/ˈreɡjələr/
happening at the same time each day, week, month, etc. and usually fairly often: All staff make regular payments to the pension fund. I need a job with a regular income. I would like a job with more regular hours. Discussions about the direction of the company take place on a regular basis.
[before noun] COMMERCE used to describe someone who often uses something or buys something from the same organization: We have a special offer for our regular customers. The service has over 70,000 regular users.
[before noun] HR used to describe someone who is employed permanently by a company, etc.: Temporary workers do not get the same benefits as regular employees. →  Compare temporary
[before noun] HR used to describe work that is permanent: She has had plenty of jobs but never been in regular employment. He gave up his regular job to play in a rock band. →  Compare temporary
COMMERCE ordinary or typical in size or quality: Do you want a small, regular, or large coffee? Try substituting soy milk for regular milk. The price of regular gasoline has risen steeply.
→  See also regularly
(Definition of regular adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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