regular


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Regular \Reg"u*lar\ (r[e^]g"[-u]*l[~e]r), n. [LL. regularis: cf.
   F. r['e]gulier. See Regular, a.]
   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. --Bp. Fitzpatrick.
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   2. (Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing
      army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Regular \Reg"u*lar\ (-l?r), a. [L. regularis, fr. regula a rule,
   fr. regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. r['e]gulier. See
   Rule.]
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   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.
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   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.
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   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.
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   4. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular
      clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
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   5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
      [Colloq.]
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   6. (Bot. & Zool.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike
      in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea
      urchin.
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   7. (Crystallog.) Same as Isometric.
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   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.
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   Syn: Normal; orderly; methodical. See Normal.
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