Regular

Definition of Regular

Reg´u`lar   Pronunciation: rĕg´ũ`lẽr
a.1.
1.Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
2.Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits.
3.Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorized; permanently organized; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops.
4.Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
5.Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
6.(Bot. & Zool.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
7.(Crystallog.) Same as Isometric.
Regular polygon
(Geom.) a plane polygon which is both equilateral and equiangular.
Regular polyhedron
(Geom.) a polyhedron whose faces are equal regular polygons. There are five regular polyhedrons, - the tetrahedron, the hexahedron, or cube, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron.
Regular sales
(Stock Exchange) sales of stock deliverable on the day after the transaction.
Regular troops
troops of a standing or permanent army; - opposed to militia.
n.1.(R. C. Ch.) A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church.
2.(Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; - chiefly used in the plural.

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