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regular

adjective uk   /ˈreɡ.jə.lər/  us   /-lɚ/

regular adjective (OFTEN)

B1 happening or doing something often: a regular customer/churchgoer/reader/user Top sportsmen and women make regular appearances on TV.
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regular adjective (EVEN)

B2 existing or happening repeatedly in a fixed pattern, with equal or similar amounts of space or time between one and the next; even: Her heartbeat was regular. The gardeners planted the trees at regular intervals. I suggest that we have regular meetings/meet on a regular basis. Someone who is regular empties their bowels often enough, and a woman who is regular always has her period at approximately the same time: The doctor asked if I was regular/if my bowel movements were regular.
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regular adjective (USUAL)

A2 US usual or ordinary: Her regular secretary was off sick for a week. I couldn't see my regular dentist.mainly US I bought a regular size T-shirt, rather than extra large.B1 specialized language A regular verb, noun, or adjective follows the usual rules in the structure of its various forms: "Talk" is a regular verb but "be" is not.a regular guy US a normal man who is liked and trustedregular army, soldier, etc. an army that exists all the time, or a soldier in such an army
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regular adjective (SIMILAR)

the same on both or all sides: He's very handsome, with regular features and deep brown eyes. A square is a regular quadrilateral.

regular adjective (COMPLETE)

[before noun] informal real; complete: The situation here now is becoming a regular disaster.old-fashioned That child is a regular charmer/little nuisance.
regularity
noun [U] uk   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈlær.ə.ti/  us   /-ˈler.ə.t̬i/
The same familiar faces reappear in the law courts with depressing regularity.
regularly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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B1 Accidents regularly occur on this bend. The competitors set off at regularly spaced intervals.

regular

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɡ.jʊ.lər/  us   /-lɚ/

regular noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

someone who often goes to a particular event or place, such as a shop or restaurant: He's one of the regulars at the pub.

regular noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a soldier whose permanent job is being a soldier
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