(Christianity) Bound by religious rule; belonging to a monastic or religious order (often as opposed to (secular)).
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Having a constant pattern; showing evenness of form or appearance.
(geometry, of a polygon) Having all sides of the same length, and all (corresponding) angles of the same size
(geometry, of a polyhedron) Whose faces are all congruent regular polygons, equally inclined to each other.
Demonstrating a consistent set of rules; showing order, evenness of operation or occurrence.
* 2011 , (AL Kennedy), The Guardian , 12 Apr 2011:
- A quarter of a million strong in 1680, the clergy was only half as large in 1789. The unpopular regular clergy were the worst affected.
(now, rare) Well-behaved, orderly; restrained (of a lifestyle etc.).
Happening at constant (especially short) intervals.
- April may be the cruellest month, but I am planning to render it civilised and to take my antibiotics in a regular manner.
(chiefly, US) Having the expected characteristics or appearances; normal, ordinary, standard.
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(chiefly, military) Permanently organised; being part of a set professional body of troops.
Having bowel movements or menstrual periods at constant intervals in the expected way.
(colloquial) Exemplary; excellent example of; utter, downright.
Belonging to a monastic order or community.
(botany, zoology) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape.
- regular clergy, in distinction from the secular clergy
(snowboarding) Riding with the left foot forward.
- a regular''' flower; a '''regular sea urchin
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(analysis, not comparable, of a Borel measure) Such that every set in its domain is both outer regular and inner regular.
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* (with constant frequency) uniform
* (normal) normal
* (grammar) weak (verbs)
* (frequent) steady
* (with constant frequency) irregular
* (normal) irregular
* (obeying rules) irregular
* (grammar) irregular, strong (verbs)
* (snowboarding) goofy
* (snowboarding) switch
A member of the British Army (as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve).
A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
A frequent customer, client or business partner.
- Bartenders usually know their regulars by name.
(Canada) A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
Anything that is normal or standard.
* 2011 , Jamie MacLennan, ZhaoHui Tang, Bogdan Crivat, Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
- This gentleman was one of the architect's regulars .
- You separate the marbles by color until you have four groups, but then you notice that some of the marbles are regulars , some are shooters, and some are peewees.