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Dictionary definition for: Irregular

1. (n) a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

2. (a) contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"

3. (n) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name

4. (a) (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement

5. (s) not occurring at expected times

6. (a) used of the military; not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces; "irregular troops" "irregular warfare"

7. (s) deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange; "these days large families are atypical" "highly irregular behavior"

8. (s) lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker" "employed on a temporary basis"

9. (s) of a surface; not level or flat; "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"

10. (s) used of independent armed resistance forces; "guerrilla warfare" "partisan forces"

11. (s) independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life" "maverick politicians"

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