irregularity

Primary Meanings of irregularity

1.
n
not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
2.
n
behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
Full Definitions of irregularity
1

n not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals

Synonyms:
unregularity
Antonyms:
regularity
the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
Types:
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inhomogeneity
the quality of being inhomogeneous
fitfulness, jerkiness
the quality of being spasmodic and irregular
intermittence, intermittency
the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
fluctuation, wavering
the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
haphazardness, noise, randomness, stochasticity
the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
unevenness, variability
the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
unsteadiness
the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable
scintillation
the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight
ergodicity
an attribute of stochastic systems; generally, a system that tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions
spasticity
the quality of moving or acting in spasms
rockiness
the quality of abounding in rocks and stones
ruggedness
the quality of being topologically uneven
jaggedness
something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface
patchiness
unevenness in quality or performance
waviness
unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles
instability, unstableness
the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

n irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

Synonyms:
constipation
Types:
dyschezia
difficulty in defecating (usually as a consequence of long continued voluntary suppression of the urge to defecate)
fecal impaction
accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move
obstipation
severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
Type of:
symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

n an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern

Synonyms:
geometrical irregularity
Type of:
asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance
(mathematics) a lack of symmetry
2

n behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality

Synonyms:
abnormality
Types:
deviance, deviation
deviate behavior
Type of:
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed
improper or wicked or immoral behavior

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