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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.
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A seasoned part-time actor, Tomlinson, who left drama school in 1981, is playing the role of barrister Quentin Kendall, whose task is to sort out a will for a couple of the regular characters.
Papa Sayeed, owner of the local cafe and grocer's store and his children Nadia, Bashir, Malika and Rashida are regular characters throughout the collection--although the mismatch between the heritage signalled by the names of these characters and the original illustrations indicates a possible adjustment in the translation.
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The regular characters that visit the LA beach seemed to shock the couple, as they laughed in shock at an elderly man in a pair of small, red speedos standing on the pavement.
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Doctors: As the BBC's flagship drama for new talent, Doctors blends stand alone guest stories with the continuing personal lives of the regular characters and continues to gain high ratings and critical acclaim.
Get ready to be entertained as favourite cartoon Alex, City-slicker is brought to three dimensional life at the Madinat Theatre in October.All the regular characters from the cartoon strip will be onstage from Alex's timid and inept sidekick Clive, to his long-suffering wife Penny, abrasive boss Rupert, stroppy client Mr Hardcastle, and many more.
His Christmas show, however, is spanking brand new and features his regular characters plus a few new ones like cross-eyed Boz, who can't find the Capital of Culture ("All I can find are cranes".)
In the future you might see some much more regular characters than you have in the past.
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