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American English: /əˈrɛɡjələr/
British English: /ɪˈrɛɡjʊlə/

Translation of irregular in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (in shape, positioning)
    Example sentences
    • This irregular arrangement of atoms not only defines a substance as glass, but also determines several of its properties.
    • Each panel features an elongated, irregular rectangle painted in acrylic in red, blue or black against a contrasting hue.
    • It is not that Thomas deliberately creates irregular shapes.
    1.2 (in time)
    to keep irregular hours
    tener un horario irregular
    I've been a bit irregular lately [euphemistic]
    no he ido muy bien de vientre últimamente
    Example sentences
    • Income can be withdrawn at irregular intervals to suit individual circumstances as long as the payments are in accordance with the above limits.
    • The rhythm is irregular, and the rate can vary or become sinus bradycardia because of the long pauses.
    • At the northwest corner, three to four people smoked at irregular intervals.
  • 2 (contrary to rules)
    contrario a las normas
    this is highly irregular
    esto es totalmente inadmisible
    it would be most irregular for me to discuss a client with you
    estaría totalmente fuera de lugar que yo hablara de un cliente con usted
    Example sentences
    • However, this was found in contradiction of OUSU rules, necessitating an irregular by-election to be held via an extraordinary meeting of the Postgraduate Assembly.
    • Indicated if labour is established but the contractions are of irregular intensity or duration.
    • The gentle formality of the house contrasts strongly with its irregular context and neighbouring suburban dwellings, but it does have precedents in New Zealand.
  • 3 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • The questions required knowledge of some words, but also of an irregular verb form and some grammatical terminology.
    • In some irregular verbs, these functions are served by different forms.
    • Note that ‘to spy’ is always an irregular verb, only the third person form resembles the infinitive.
  • 4 (Military)
    Example sentences
    • As the theatre of war moved south, so did the smallpox, primarily affecting civilians, camp followers, and irregular troops in both armies.
    • Not only did he understand the new tactics, he was also able to put them into practice using a smaller army made up of irregular troops.
    • In fact, regular as well as irregular troops opposed the US in many of the conflicts Boot cites.


  • 1 (Military)
    soldado (masculine) irregular
    the irregulars
    las tropas irregulares
    Example sentences
    • The Filipino operational center of gravity was the ability to sustain its force of 100,000 irregulars in the field.
    • While repeating the Pentagon line that these irregulars were ‘forced to fight,’ Wallace acknowledged indirectly that the US military faces a hostile population.
    • Amitav Ghosh spent many weeks, at great personal risk, with the irregulars fighting the military regime in Burma.
  • 2
    also: irregulars plural
    (American English) (Business)
    artículos (masculine plural) defectuosos
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