irregularity

Definitions of irregularity
  1. noun
    not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
    synonyms: unregularity
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    regularity
    the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
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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
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    quality
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
  2. noun
    irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
    synonyms: constipation
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    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
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    symptom
    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  3. noun
    an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
    synonyms: geometrical irregularity
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    asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance
    (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
  4. noun
    behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
    synonyms: abnormality
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    deviance, deviation
    deviate behavior
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    misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed
    improper or wicked or immoral behavior
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