Definition of regularity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌreɡjuˈlærəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌreɡjuˈlærəti//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact that the same thing happens again and again, and usually with the same length of time between each time it happens Aircraft passed overhead with monotonous regularity.
  2. 2[uncountable] the fact that something is arranged in an even way or in an organized pattern the striking regularity of her features
  3. 3[countable] a thing that has a pattern to it They had observed regularities in the behaviour of the animals. the patterns and regularities of social life
  4. compare irregularity
    Extra examples He exercised with a regularity that amazed us. Is there any regularity in English word stress? Rows over funding that broke out with depressing regularity. She seems to change jobs with amazing regularity. Sons followed their fathers’ trade with a high degree of regularity. The idea is to maintain the regularity of the heartbeat. The same mistakes reoccur with alarming regularity. the statistics that he quotes with monotonous regularity
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: regularity