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English noun: irregularity

1. irregularity (act) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality


Broader (hypernym)misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed

Narrower (hyponym)deviance, deviation

2. irregularity (attribute) not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals


Broader (hypernym)quality

Narrower (hyponym)fitfulness, fluctuation, haphazardness, inhomogeneity, intermittence, intermittency, jerkiness, noise, randomness, stochasticity, unevenness, unsteadiness, variability, wavering


3. irregularity (attribute) an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern

Synonymsgeometrical irregularity

Broader (hypernym)asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance

4. irregularity (state) irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis


Broader (hypernym)symptom

Narrower (hyponym)dyschezia, fecal impaction, obstipation

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