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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 of irregularity
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English irregularite < Old French < Medieval Latin irrēgulāritās. See ir-2, regularity
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irregularity

/ɪˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being irregular
2.
something irregular, such as a bump in a smooth surface
3.
a breach of a convention or normal procedure
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Word Origin and History for irregularities

irregularity

n.

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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