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[ih-reg-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ɪˌrɛg yəˈlær ɪ ti/

noun, plural irregularities for 2, 3.
the quality or state of being .
something .
a breach of rules, customs, etiquette, morality, etc.
occasional mild constipation.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being irregular
something irregular, such as a bump in a smooth surface
a breach of a convention or normal procedure

early 14c., “violation of Church rules,” from Old French irregularité (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin irregularitas, from irregularis (see irregular). Meaning “state of being not regular” is from 1590s.


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