regularly

When you do something regularly, you do it on a repeated, frequent basis. If you visit your grandfather every Thursday afternoon, you can say you see him regularly.

The adverb regularly is most often used to mean "routinely," but it can also mean "without variety or in the same way." So you might say, "The houses in my neighborhood are regularly spaced along the blocks." The earliest meaning, dating from the 1560s, was "in accordance with rules," from the Latin root regula, "rule."

Definitions of regularly
  1. adverb
    in a regular manner
    “letters arrived regularly from his children”
    synonyms: on a regular basis
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    Antonyms:
    irregularly, on an irregular basis
    in an irregular manner
  2. adverb
    in a regular way without variation
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    Antonyms:
    irregularly
    in an irregular manner
  3. adverb
    having a regular form
    regularly shaped objects”
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    Antonyms:
    irregularly
    having an irregular form
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