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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
irregular /i'regjulə/
  • tính từ
    • không đều
    • không theo quy luật; không đúng quy cách (hàng...); không chính quy (quân đội...); không đúng lễ giáo (lễ nghi, phong tục...)
    • (ngôn ngữ học) không theo quy tắc
    • danh từ
      • hàng không đúng quy cách
      • (quân sự) không chính quy
    Concise Dictionary
    irregularsɪ'regjələ(r) /-gjʊl-
    +a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    +merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    +contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
    +(of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
    +not occurring at expected times
    +(used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces
    +deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
    +lacking continuity or regularity
    +of a surface; not level or flat
    +independent in behavior or thought

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 uneven, bumpy, lumpy, coarse, rough, unequal, unsymmetrical, asymmetric(al), pitted, potholed, jagged, craggy, lopsided:
    The irregular surface of the road bounced us about in the car.
    2 sporadic, uneven, random, erratic, unequal, fitful, haphazard, unsystematic, unsystematized, disorderly, uncertain, unmethodical; occasional, casual:
    In the distance I could hear the staccato of irregular machine-gun fire
    3 extraordinary, unusual, eccentric, abnormal, anomalous, aberrant, unnatural, peculiar, queer, odd, weird, bizarre, strange, singular, nonconforming, nonconformist, exceptional, unconventional, offbeat, uncommon, freakish, Colloq freaky:
    Don't you think that keeping a Komodo dragon as a pet is somewhat irregular?
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    1 not arranged in an even way; not having an even, smooth pattern or shape: irregular teeth + an irregular outline
    2 not happening at times that are at an equal distance from each other; not happening regularly: irregular meals + an irregular heartbeat + irregular attendance at school + He visited his parents at irregular intervals.
    3 not normal; not according to the usual rules: an irregular practice + His behaviour is highly irregular.
    4 (grammar) not formed in the normal way: an irregular verb
    5 (of a soldier etc.) not part of a country's official army
    Antonym: REGULAR
    irregularly adverb
    + noun
    a soldier who is not a member of a country's official army
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 not regular in size/shape/frequency


    be, look | become


    highly, very | rather, slightly, somewhat
    The cells are slightly irregular in shape.

    2 not allowed according to the rules


    be, seem, sound


    highly, most, very
    It would be highly irregular for a police officer to accept money in this way.
    | slightly, somewhat
    some somewhat irregular business practices

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