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adjective regular pronunciation in British English /ˈreɡjʊlə(r)/
  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.

    on a regular basis:

    They come here on a regular basis.

    at regular intervals:

    The flowers were placed at regular intervals of about four inches.

    be/keep in regular contact (with someone):

    I keep in regular contact with my sisters.

    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 shop.

    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 petrol is set to rise.

    a cheeseburger and regular fries

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 regular pronunciation in British English /ˌreɡjʊˈlærəti/ noun [uncountable]


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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