irregular


irregular
adj.
1 uneven (no uniforme) (terreno, superficie).
su rendimiento en los estudios es irregular he's inconsistent in his studies
2 irregular.
la financiación irregular de los partidos the irregular funding of the parties
3 irregular (linguistics) (verbo).
f. & m.
subversive element.
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irregular
adjetivo
1 irregular
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adj.
irregular
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ADJ
1) (=desigual)
a) [superficie, terreno] uneven; [contorno, línea] crooked; [rasgos] irregular; [filo] jagged
b) [latido, ritmo] irregular; [rendimiento] irregular, erratic; [jugador, equipo] inconsistent; [año, vida] chaotic

tiene el sueño irregular — he has an irregular sleep pattern

el corazón le latía de forma irregular — his heart was beating irregularly

el índice de asistencia ha sido bastante irregular este año — attendance has been quite irregular o erratic this year

el comportamiento irregular de la Bolsa — the erratic behaviour of the stock market

he tenido un año muy irregular — I've had quite a chaotic year

a intervalos irregulares — at irregular intervals

2) (=no legal)

la situación de la pareja es algo irregular — the couple's situation is somewhat irregular

han cometido ciertas acciones irregulares — they have been involved in certain irregularities

extranjeros en situación irregular — foreigners registered illegally

Hans admitió su comportamiento irregular — Hans admitted his unlawful behaviour

3) (Ling) [verbo] irregular
4) (Mat) [polígono, figura] irregular
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adjetivo
1)
a) <trazos/facciones> irregular; <letra> irregular, uneven; <terreno/superficie> irregular, uneven
b) <rendimiento/asistencia> irregular, erratic; <pulso/ritmo> irregular

lleva una vida muy irregular — he leads a very disorganized o a chaotic life

2) (Der) <procedimiento/acción> irregular
3) (Ling) irregular
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= irregular, spasmodic, spotty, ragged, lapsed, episodic, scrappy [scrappier -comp., scrappiest -sup.], fitful, bitty [bittier -comp., bittiest -sup.], spastic, chequered [checkered, -USA].
Ex. Irregular, this frequency type is used not only for irregular periodicals, but also for periodicals issued less than once per year.
Ex. Progress in many sectors has been slow and spasmodic; positive measures have been implemented often only after protracted negotiations and their impact has usually been incremental rather than dramatic.
Ex. Enforcement of library policies is spotty at best.
Ex. Even in more mainstream publishing, despite the ubiquity of word processors, which can so easily produce justified text, ragged right margins are becoming more common, even fashionable.
Ex. However, almost 30% of lapsed borrowers claimed to still use the library for other purposes, principally to find information.
Ex. Politics often makes library development episodic and unpredictable.
Ex. It is a scrappy book, apparently assembled in haste.
Ex. This is a compelling account of Twain's fitful creative life.
Ex. However, his use of a remorselessly chronological approach yields a narrative that is often bitty, sometimes ponderously plodding.
Ex. The joints associated with spastic muscles need to be carried through a passive range of motion daily to delay the development of contractures.
Ex. An appraisal of the reforms following the report suggests that local councillors' workload has increased, and community councils have had a chequered career, although local authorities generally are stronger.
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* de forma irregular = erratically.
* de modo irregular = erratically.
* de un modo irregular = scrappily.
* pasado irregular = chequered history, chequered past.
* plantación irregular = random clumping.
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adjetivo
1)
a) <trazos/facciones> irregular; <letra> irregular, uneven; <terreno/superficie> irregular, uneven
b) <rendimiento/asistencia> irregular, erratic; <pulso/ritmo> irregular

lleva una vida muy irregular — he leads a very disorganized o a chaotic life

2) (Der) <procedimiento/acción> irregular
3) (Ling) irregular
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= irregular, spasmodic, spotty, ragged, lapsed, episodic, scrappy [scrappier -comp., scrappiest -sup.], fitful, bitty [bittier -comp., bittiest -sup.], spastic, chequered [checkered, -USA].

Ex: Irregular, this frequency type is used not only for irregular periodicals, but also for periodicals issued less than once per year.

Ex: Progress in many sectors has been slow and spasmodic; positive measures have been implemented often only after protracted negotiations and their impact has usually been incremental rather than dramatic.
Ex: Enforcement of library policies is spotty at best.
Ex: Even in more mainstream publishing, despite the ubiquity of word processors, which can so easily produce justified text, ragged right margins are becoming more common, even fashionable.
Ex: However, almost 30% of lapsed borrowers claimed to still use the library for other purposes, principally to find information.
Ex: Politics often makes library development episodic and unpredictable.
Ex: It is a scrappy book, apparently assembled in haste.
Ex: This is a compelling account of Twain's fitful creative life.
Ex: However, his use of a remorselessly chronological approach yields a narrative that is often bitty, sometimes ponderously plodding.
Ex: The joints associated with spastic muscles need to be carried through a passive range of motion daily to delay the development of contractures.
Ex: An appraisal of the reforms following the report suggests that local councillors' workload has increased, and community councils have had a chequered career, although local authorities generally are stronger.
* de forma irregular = erratically.
* de modo irregular = erratically.
* de un modo irregular = scrappily.
* pasado irregular = chequered history, chequered past.
* plantación irregular = random clumping.

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irregular
adjective
A
1 ‹trazos/facciones› irregular; ‹letra› irregular, uneven; ‹terreno/superficie› irregular, uneven
2 ‹rendimiento/asistencia› irregular, erratic; ‹pulso/ritmo› irregular
su trabajo este año ha sido muy irregular his work has been very erratic o inconsistent this year
lleva una vida muy irregular he leads a very disorganized o a chaotic life
B (Der) ‹procedimiento/acción› irregular
su situación legal es irregular his legal situation is irregular
hay posibles acciones irregulares there are possible irregularities
C (Ling) irregular
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irregular adjetivo (en general) irregular;
letra/superficieirregular, uneven
irregular adjetivo irregular: es una situación absolutamente irregular, it's a highly irregular situation
'irregular' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
accidentada
- accidentado
- ahorcarse
- alisar
- dato
- desigual
- alterar
- desnivelado
- dispar
English:
board
- do
- erratic
- fitful
- irregular
- lie
- patchy
- spasmodic
- spasmodically
- uneven
- fitfully
- jagged
- ragged
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irregular adj
1. [comportamiento] erratic;
su rendimiento en los estudios es irregular her Br marks o US grades are inconsistent;
el equipo tuvo una actuación muy irregular the team's performance was very patchy;
el comportamiento irregular de la inflación the erratic behaviour of inflation
2. [situación] irregular;
un inmigrante en situación irregular an immigrant without the proper documentation, an immigrant who is not legally registered
3. [terreno, superficie] uneven
4. [poco honesto] irregular;
consiguió su fortuna de forma irregular the way he obtained his fortune was not entirely honest o was somewhat irregular;
la financiación irregular de los partidos the irregular funding of the parties
5. [verbo] irregular
6. Geom irregular
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irregular
adj
1 irregular
2 superficie uneven
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irregular adj
: irregular
irregularmente adv
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irregular adj
1. (verbos) irregular
2. (situación) abnormal

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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  • Irregular — Ir*reg u*lar, a. [Pref. ir not + regular: cf. F. irr[ e]gulier.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irregular — ir‧reg‧u‧lar [ɪˈregjlə ǁ ər] adjective not obeying the usually accepted legal or moral rules: • There were some warning signals that something irregular was going on. • highly irregular trading activities irregularity noun [countable,… …   Financial and business terms

  • irregular — irregular, anomalous, unnatural mean outside the sphere of what conforms to or is explainable by law, rule, custom, or principle. Irregular implies failure to conform to a rule, a law, or a pattern, especially to one imposed for the sake of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • irregular — adjetivo 1. Área: gramática [Verbo, participio, conjugación] que no sigue la regla o norma general. 2. Que no es regular o uniforme: una respiración irregular. Era difícil andar porque el terreno era muy irregular. Tiene unos horarios muy… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • irregular — (Del lat. irregulāris). 1. adj. Que está fuera de regla. 2. Contrario a ella. 3. Que no observa siempre el mismo comportamiento, o no rinde del mismo modo. 4. Que no sucede común y ordinariamente. 5. Geom. Dicho de un polígono o de un poliedro:… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • irregular — [i reg′yə lər] adj. [ME < OFr irregulier < ML irregularis: see IN 2 & REGULAR] 1. not conforming to established rule, method, usage, standard, etc.; out of the ordinary; anomalous 2. not conforming to legal or moral requirements; lawless;… …   English World dictionary

  • irregular — ir·reg·u·lar /ir re gyə lər/ adj: not in accord with laws, rules, procedures, or established custom ir·reg·u·lar·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. ir …   Law dictionary

  • irregular — [adj1] random, variable aberrant, aimless, capricious, casual, changeable, designless, desultory, disconnected, discontinuous, eccentric, erratic, faltering, fitful, fluctuating, fragmentary, haphazard, hit or miss*, inconstant, indiscriminate,… …   New thesaurus

  • irregulär — irregulär:1.⇨ungesetzlich–2.⇨ungewöhnlich irregulär 1.→gesetzwidrig 2.außerplanmäßig,regelwidrig,ungewöhnlich,unüblich,unregelmäßig,anormal,atypisch,abnorm …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • irregular — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not regular in shape, arrangement, or occurrence. 2) contrary to a rule, standard, or convention. 3) not belonging to regular army units. 4) Grammar (of a word) having inflections that do not conform to the usual rules. ► NOUN ▪ a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Irregular — Ir*reg u*lar, n. One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular service. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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