irregularity irregularity  /ɪ ˌrɛɡ jə ˈlɛ rə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
  2. (n) not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
  3. (n) an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
  4. (n) irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

Usage(s):

  1. Howard McGrath was fired as Attorney General in the furor about the corruption disclosures, although no specific irregularity has been charged against him.
  2. Grant theorizes that trichotillomania may be a kind of grooming irregularity that falls into the obsessive-compulsive family of disorders.
  3. Reason: they had discovered an occasional irregularity in the rhythm of his heartbeat.

News

  1. Mobile County school board receives 'excellent audit' from state

    An audit of the Mobile County school system shows only one recent instance of financial irregularity for the fiscal year of Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mobile Press-Register

  2. Principal who quit Bronx school after cheating scandal is under investigation again

    A disgraced principal who resigned amid a 2004 cheating scandal in The Bronx has resurfaced in a Hamptons school that's being investigated for a testing irregularity. Eric Casale, 41, high-tailed it out of PS 91 during a probe into charges that he covered up for a math teacher who...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. Tharoor added, "I am new to Indian politics......but I have a long record of public service untainted by allegations of financial irregularity..........I am deeply wounded by the malicious charges against me."
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: Shashi Tharoor Source: NDTV.com

  2. In a document submitted to the tribunal by Karadzic and published by the court on Friday, Karadzic wrote: "My arrival here was accompanied by many drastic irregularities." "The first irregularity I would mention is the media witch-hunt which...
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Radovan Karadzic Source: Reuters UK

  3. ...told her economic Cabinet team Tuesday she wanted a quick outcome of separate investigations by the Justice Department and the government ombudsman into the deal so that "people can file a complaint if they see any irregularity."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: International Herald Tribune

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