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regular

1. (of flowers) having any of their parts, esp petals, alike in size, shape, arrangement, etc.; symmetrical
2. Maths
a. (of a polygon) equilateral and equiangular
b. (of a polyhedron) having identical regular polygons as faces that make identical angles with each other
c. (of a prism) having regular polygons as bases
d. (of a pyramid) having a regular polygon as a base and the altitude passing through the centre of the base
e. another name for analytic
3. Botany another word for actinomorphic
4. subject to the rule of an established religious order or community
5. US Politics of, selected by, or loyal to the leadership or platform of a political party
6. Crystallog another word for cubic
7. a member of a religious order or congregation, as contrasted with a secular
8. US Politics a party member loyal to the leadership, organization, platform, etc., of his party

regular

[′reg·yə·lər]
(botany)
Having radial symmetry, referring to a flower.
(electromagnetism)
In a definite direction; not diffused or scattered, when applied to reflection, refraction, or transmission.
References in classic literature ?
It should be observed that, while the conception of a regular appearance is perfectly precise, the conception of an irregular appearance is one capable of any degree of vagueness.
If these lessons teach us, on one hand, to admire the improvement made by America on the ancient mode of preparing and establishing regular plans of government, they serve not less, on the other, to admonish us of the hazards and difficulties incident to such experiments, and of the great imprudence of unnecessarily multiplying them.
In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense.
The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself.
Pitched battles had been fought with the small armies of armed strike-breakers* put in the field by the employers' associations; the Black Hundreds, appearing in scores of wide-scattered places, had destroyed property; and, in consequence, a hundred thousand regular soldiers of the United States has been called out to put a frightful end to the whole affair.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
On the 12th of December, the fate of Astoria was consummated by a regular ceremonial.
On entering the ballroom the regular hum of voices, footsteps, and greetings deafened Natasha, and the light and glitter dazzled her still more.
I mean he goes to our church regular when he's in Sheffield.