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adjective regular pronunciation in American English /ˈreɡjələr/
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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] arranged so that there is the same amount of time between events or the same amount of space between objects
    We hold regular monthly meetings.
    be/keep in regular contact (with someone): I keep in regular contact with my sisters.
    at regular intervals: The flowers were placed at regular intervals of about four inches.
    on a regular basis: They come here on a regular basis.
    1. a.
      arranged to form an even shape
      He was very handsome, with strong regular features.
  2. 2
    [only before noun] used for describing people who go somewhere or do something frequently
    Jason was a regular customer in the store.
    1. a.
      used for describing things that people frequently do or things that frequently happen
      Regular exercise is essential for good health.
      I can assure you that cheating is not a regular occurrence at this school.
  3. 3
    used for describing things that are ordinary or of average size
    The price of regular unleaded gasoline is set to rise.
    a cheeseburger and regular fries
    1. a.
      used for describing someone who is ordinary and pleasant
      Tim seems like a regular guy.
  4. 5
    [only before noun] belonging to a professional army, or consisting of professional soldiers
    regular soldiers/troops

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 regular pronunciation in American English /ˌreɡjəˈlerəti/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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