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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.

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.

irregularity noun (TIME/SPACE)

[U] the fact that something does not happen at regular times
Translations of “irregularity”
in Korean 불규칙적임…
in Arabic شُذوذ…
in Portuguese irregularidade…
in Catalan irregularitat…
in Japanese 不規則(なこと、物)…
in Italian irregolarità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形狀, 不規則, 不整齊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 不规则的, 不整齐的…
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