regularity


regularity
re|gu|lar|i|ty [ˌregjuˈlærıti] n plural regularities
1.) [U]
when the same thing keeps happening often, especially with the same amount of time between each occasion when it happens
Climate change is disrupting the regularity of the seasons.
with alarming/increasing etc regularity
Our team kept losing with monotonous regularity (=in a way that seems boring or annoying) .
2.) [U and C]
when something is arranged in an even way
the regularity of his features

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