regular

[[t]re̱gjʊlə(r)[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Regular events have equal amounts of time between them, so that they happen, for example, at the same time each day or each week.

Take regular exercise...

Now it's time for our regular look at the world of international sport...

We're going to be meeting there on a regular basis...

The cartridge must be replaced at regular intervals.

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regularly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Exercise regularly...

He also writes regularly for `International Management' magazine.

regularity [[t]re̱gjʊlæ̱rɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

The overdraft arrangements had been generous because of the regularity of the half-yearly payments.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Regular events happen often.

...after a morning punctuated by regular volleys of gunfire...

Although it may look unpleasant, this condition is harmless, and usually clears up with regular shampooing.

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regularly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Fox, badger, weasel and stoat are regularly seen here...

Potentially dangerous bacteria are regularly sent from one laboratory to another.

regularity N-UNCOUNT

Closures and job losses are again being announced with monotonous regularity.

3) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n If you are, for example, a regular customer at a shop or a regular visitor to a place, you go there often.

`Tell me, Mr Mentakis, was Mrs Savalas one of your regular customers?'...

She has become a regular visitor to Houghton Hall.

...people who are not regular churchgoers.

4) N-COUNT The regulars at a place or in a team are the people who often go to the place or are often in the team.

Regulars at his local pub have set up a fund to help out...

I wasn't one of their regulars.

5) ADJ: det ADJ n You use regular when referring to the thing, person, time, or place that is usually used by someone. For example, someone's regular place is the place where they usually sit.

The man shook his hand and then sat at his regular table near the windows.

...samples from one of their regular suppliers.

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6) ADJ-GRADED A regular rhythm consists of a series of sounds or movements with equal periods of time between them.

...a very regular beat...

He stood in the doorway, listening to her quiet, regular breathing.

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regularly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Remember to breathe regularly.

regularity N-UNCOUNT

Experimenters have succeeded in controlling the rate and regularity of the heartbeat.

7) ADJ: ADJ n Regular is used to mean `normal'. [mainly AM]

The product looks and burns like a regular cigarette...

He describes himself as just a regular guy from suburban Chicago.

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8) ADJ: ADJ n In some restaurants, a regular drink or quantity of food is of medium size. [mainly AM]

...a cheeseburger and regular fries.

9) ADJ-GRADED A regular pattern or arrangement consists of a series of things with equal spaces between them.

...strange small rounded sandy hillocks, that look as if they've been scattered in a regular pattern on the ground.

...regular rows of wooden huts.

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10) ADJ-GRADED If something has a regular shape, both halves are the same and it has straight edges or a smooth outline.

...some regular geometrical shape.

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regularity N-UNCOUNT

...the chessboard regularity of their fields.

11) ADJ: ADJ n Regular troops are professional soldiers who are a permanent part of an official national army.

Most schemes attempt to reduce the cost of defence through a smaller regular army...

Only about a third of the reinforcements will be regular troops.

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N-COUNT: usu pl
Regulars are regular troops.

...the presence of a garrison of British regulars.

12) ADJ In grammar, a regular verb, noun, or adjective inflects in the same way as most verbs, nouns, or adjectives in the language.
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