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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ir·reg·u·lar /ɪˈrɛgjəlɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ir·reg·u·lar /(ˈ)ɪrˈ(r)ɛgjəlɚ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ir·reg·u·lar, n. One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ir·reg·u·lar a.  Not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage recognized as the general rule; not according to common form; not conformable to nature, to the rules of moral rectitude, or to established principles; not normal; unnatural; immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc.  Cf. Regular.
 Mazes intricate,
 Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular
 Then most when most irregular they seem.   --Milton.
 Leading the men of Herefordshire to fight
 Against the irregular and wild Glendower.   --Shak.
    A flowery meadow through which a clear stream murmured in many irregular meanders.   --Jones.
 Syn: -- Immethodical; unsystematic; abnormal; unnatural; anomalous; erratic; devious; crooked; eccentric; unsettled; uneven; variable; changeable; mutable; desultory; disorderly; wild; immoderate; intemperate; inordinate; vicious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice;
             "irregular hiring practices" [ant: regular]
      2: (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be
         measured; volume must be determined with the principle of
         liquid displacement [ant: regular]
      3: not occurring at expected times [syn: unpredictable]
      4: used of the military; not belonging to or engaged in by
         regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular
         warfare" [ant: regular]
      5: deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected;
         often somewhat odd or strange; "these days large families
         are atypical"; "highly irregular behavior" [syn: atypical]
      6: lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker";
         "employed on a temporary basis" [syn: temporary]
      7: of a surface; not level or flat; "walking was difficult on
         the irregular cobblestoned surface"
      8: used of independent armed resistance forces; "guerrilla
         warfare"; "partisan forces" [syn: guerrilla(a), guerilla(a),
      9: independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat
         irregular private life"; "maverick politicians" [syn: maverick,
      n 1: a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger
           force by sabotage and harassment [syn: guerrilla, guerilla,
      2: merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a
         reduced price without the brand name [syn: second]