Definition of irregularity in English:

irregularity

Line breaks: ir|regu¦lar|ity
Pronunciation: /ɪˌrɛgjuˈlarɪti
 
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noun (plural irregularities)

[mass noun]
1The state or quality of being irregular: there is evidence that fraud and irregularity continue on a large scale the irregularity of his breathing
More example sentences
  • Many projects have been listed and caught out, but they have not been involved in any irregularity or fraud.
  • He pressed his body up against hers in a more intimate manner and she heard his every breathing irregularity.
  • A council statement added: ‘One concerns a petty cash irregularity and the other concerns the use of council funds.’
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] (usually irregularities) A thing that is irregular in form or nature: irregularities of the heartbeat financial irregularities
More example sentences
  • He declined to go into detail about the nature of the irregularities or to name companies allegedly involved.
  • He denies all charges except those of financial irregularities.
  • Barnes said directors began noticing financial irregularities in September.
Synonyms
bump, lump, bulge, hump, knob, knot, projection, prominence, eminence, ridge, protuberance, kink; hole, hollow, pit, crater, depression, dip, indentation, trough, dent, dint; gap, space, break, crack, chink, fissure, cranny
informal sticky-out bit
rare concavity
fluctuation, flutter, waver, flicker, falter, quiver, tremor, tremble, hiccup

Origin

Middle English: from Old French irregularite, from late Latin irregularitas, from irregularis (see irregular).

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