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irregular

(ĭ-rĕg′yə-lər)
adj.
1. Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice: irregular hiring practices.
2. Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention: an irregular marriage.
3. Not straight, uniform, or symmetrical: irregular facial features.
4. Of uneven rate, occurrence, or duration: an irregular heartbeat.
5. Deviating from a type; atypical.
6. Botany Having differing floral parts, as of a zygomorphic or asymmetric flower.
7. Falling below the manufacturer's standard or usual specifications; imperfect.
8. Grammar Departing from the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation, as the present forms of the verb be or the plural noun children.
9. Not belonging to a permanent, organized military force: irregular troops.
n.
1. One, such as an item of merchandise, that is irregular.
2. A soldier, such as a guerrilla, who is not a member of a regular military force.

ir·reg′u·lar·ly adv.
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amp;nbsp;"Type II irregulars include the group known as interacting or disrupting galaxies, in which the strange appearance is due to two or more galaxies colliding, merging or otherwise interacting gravitationally.
195) She also perceptively points out the United States has supported some Afghan and Iraqi irregular fighters without clearly articulating how they differ legally or ethically from enemy irregulars.
She learns about the darker side of New York City, as she joins with the rest of the Irregulars, the group of renegade Girl Scouts recruited by Kiki.
While Ananka helps another Irregular, Oona, solve the problem of her evil twin wreaking havoc in Chinatown, the intercontinental mysteries twist and turn and eventually entwine until the truth is revealed and order is restored, thanks once again to the Irregulars.
Hence, phonological similarity was shown to influence the processing of English irregulars, but not regulars.
It seems that the Russian irregulars, Chechens and Abkhazians know this better than US President George W.
To take another example from later in his paper, there may well be good general policy grounds for allowing irregulars to apply for driving licenses, but is this something to which they are entitled as a matter of basic justice?
For example, the waging of warfare against irregulars of all persuasions and in most kinds of terrain has long been a core, if not the core, competency of the British army.
Huddersfield-based architect Rod Heywood, secretary of the Irregulars, said: "We're a friendly group, we feed walkers during the day and there's always someone on hand to guide someone round if they're a novice.
Conversely, irregulars are stored as memorized pairs of words (mouse-mice) in the mental lexicon.
Most irregulars are tiny--less than 100 kilometers in diameter, or smaller than one-thirtieth the size of Earth's moon--and can barely be detected from Earth.
As for the effect of overregularization, we consider it to be a lexically specific, gradual, and protracted phenomenon, and we do not expect an immediate across-the-board effect with a significant improvement of regulars alongside high rates of overregularized irregulars.