Regular polygon
Regular Reg"u*lar (-l?r), a. [L. regularis, fr. regula a rule, fr. regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. r['e]gulier. See {Rule}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building. [1913 Webster]

2. Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits. [1913 Webster]

3. Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorized; permanently organized; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops. [1913 Webster]

4. Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy. [1913 Webster]

5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin. [1913 Webster]

7. (Crystallog.) Same as {Isometric}. [1913 Webster]

{Regular polygon} (Geom.), a plane polygon which is both equilateral and equiangular.

{Regular polyhedron} (Geom.), a polyhedron whose faces are equal regular polygons. There are five regular polyhedrons, -- the tetrahedron, the hexahedron, or cube, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron.

{Regular sales} (Stock Exchange), sales of stock deliverable on the day after the transaction.

{Regular troops}, troops of a standing or permanent army; -- opposed to militia. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Normal; orderly; methodical. See {Normal}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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