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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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References in classic literature ?
His motion was swift, and so irregular as utterly to confuse the faculties of the old soldier.
They contain a large fraction of young stars, and show the luminous nebulae that are also visible in spiral galaxies," the ESA explained in a (https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2016/hubble-spotlight-on-irregular-galaxy-ic-3583) statement accompanying the image. "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.
What is interesting about the Kiki Strike series is that Miller's Irregulars are not static types, nor does Miller reduce the Irregulars' victories to distractions from "normal girl" activities.
It seems that the Russian irregulars, Chechens and Abkhazians know this better than US President George W.
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.
Walking enthusiasts are invited to join "The Irregulars" next month.
Interestingly, Murphy and van der Lely and Christian report quite different results than Lardiere and Schwartz in terms of number of irregulars included in compounds in that both Murphy's and van der Lely and Christian's participants included 28% of irregulars in compounds but Lardiere and Schwartz's only included 4.8% of irregulars in compounds.
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. The view taken here is of children with SLI as conservative learners who remain in the lexically specific period of language development for longer than their typically developing peers.
Traditionally, irregulars could only benefit from PoW status if they wore identifiable insignia, which al-Qaeda members seem not to have done.