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irregularity

[ih-reg-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ɪˌrɛg yəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural irregularities for 2, 3.
1.
the quality or state of being irregular.
2.
something irregular.
3.
a breach of rules, customs, etiquette, morality, etc.
4.
occasional mild constipation.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English irregularite < Old French < Medieval Latin irrēgulāritās. See ir-2, regularity
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Examples for irregularities
  • But the sled's joints are still loosely bound to allow it to move flexibly over irregularities in the snow and ice.
  • The bumps and irregularities in the roads mean that the teams can't gain as high mileage as they would on a track.
  • The trade is fraught with permit irregularities and loopholes.
  • Deformities and other irregularities in frogs are debated among scientists.
  • The university insists that the medical school is on solid financial footing and that no such irregularities existed.
  • If on balance the candidate's teaching and research are on the cutting edge, these irregularities won't be a problem.
  • The versification, of course, is brought up to date and irregularities disappear.
  • Her tears for his irregularities were not shed in vain.
  • And whereas slight stopping may venture on small irregularities, full stopping that is incorrect is also unpardonable.
  • In all things that live there are certain irregularities and deficiencies which are not only signs of life, but sources of beauty.

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