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.
Syn. Normal; orderly; methodical. See Normal.
(Reg"u*lar) n. [LL. regularis: cf. F. régulier. See Regular, a.]
1. (R. C. Ch.) A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity,
and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church. Bp. Fitzpatrick.
2. (Mil.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; chiefly used in the plural.
(||Reg`u*la"ri*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of Echini which includes the circular, or regular,
(Reg`u*lar"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. régularité.] The condition or quality of being regular; as, regularity
of outline; the regularity of motion.
(Reg"u*lar*ize) v. t. To cause to become regular; to regulate. [R.]
(Reg"u*lar*ly), adv. In a regular manner; in uniform order; methodically; in due order or time.
(Reg"u*lar*ness), n. Regularity. Boyle.
(Reg"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regulated (- la`ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Regulating.] [L. regulatus,
p. p. of regulare, fr. regula. See Regular.]
1. To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing
principles or laws.
The laws which regulate the successions of the seasons.Macaulay.
The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.Bancroft.
2. To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
3. To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature
of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
To regulate a watch or clock, to adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard
Syn. To adjust; dispose; methodize; arrange; direct; order; rule; govern.
1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.
The temper and regulation of our own minds.Macaulay.
2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing
direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.
Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc. (Mil.), a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed
by the official regulations.
Syn. Law; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See Law.