In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in shape, positioning)(pattern/outline/surface) irregular
- For larger or more irregular areas, the cables might work better.
- The resultant aggregates may have many internal lipid lined compartments, which contributes to its highly irregular shape.
- Melanomas and other skin cancers usually have irregular shapes.
- The scaphoid bone has an irregular shape, and 80% of the surface is covered by articular cartilage.
- After fingering about a dozen ties I choose a grey one with small irregular spots arranged in diagonal rows.
- Most asteroids are highly irregular in shape, their miniscule gravity being too small to influence their overall outlines.
- Dandruff is irregular in shape and does not adhere to the base of the hair.
- It is not that Thomas deliberately creates irregular shapes.
- Each panel features an elongated, irregular rectangle painted in acrylic in red, blue or black against a contrasting hue.
- Other abnormalities under high temperature stress included an irregular arrangement of the epidermal cells.
- Cut out the irregular shape from B and the circle from C.
- Unfortunately, most were not well-formed single crystals but were somewhat irregular masses.
- Fractures can occur in any orientation, and they are usually curved or highly irregular in shape.
- The net result is that the cartilage is replaced from within by a somewhat irregular vascularized network of bone.
- Most asteroids are very irregular in shape.
- This irregular arrangement of atoms not only defines a substance as glass, but also determines several of its properties.
- The spongy fabric is loose and tetrahedral, with rather irregular pores in size and shape.
- Electron microscopy revealed polygonal tumor cells with round nuclei having slightly irregular contours and prominent nucleoli.
- The irregular shape of the cornea distorts the image causing it to blur, unlike in a lazy eye where the eye is essentially normal.
- Walls began to rattle, and the mirror in the entryway shook and broke into a million irregular pieces.
1.2(in time)(pulse/intervals) irregularto keep irregular hours — tener un horario irregular
- I've been a bit irregular lately — no he ido muy bien de vientre últimamente
- The resultant irregular rhythm may be difficult to differentiate from atrial fibrillation.
- My politicization had happened at irregular intervals during my primary and secondary school days.
- The rhythm is irregular, and the rate can vary or become sinus bradycardia because of the long pauses.
- Her head hung and she remained still for a few moments, her breathing irregular.
- Special announcements and features appeared on a somewhat irregular basis.
- During the rest of the wintering season, surveys were conducted at irregular intervals.
- The syndrome should be suspected in women with hirsutism, irregular menstruation, or infertility.
- I've started school again, so updates will probably be in irregular intervals.
- Income can be withdrawn at irregular intervals to suit individual circumstances as long as the payments are in accordance with the above limits.
- Side effects of emergency contraception are nausea, vomiting and irregular bleeding.
- She appeared to have sensed the tension building in him and her breathing was slightly irregular.
- Low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat are the most significant side effects.
- For example, many tropical species reproduce at irregular supra-annual intervals.
- After about 12 hours of labor, the doctor insisted on a C-section because I was bleeding heavily and the contractions were very strong and irregular.
- When the body's natural electrical signal becomes irregular the technology can provide synchronisation.
- Postings may sometimes be irregular this week, since I'm at a conference.
- At the northwest corner, three to four people smoked at irregular intervals.
- When he finally drew away, her breathing was irregular and she appeared flustered.
- On December 4, I started experiencing mild, irregular contractions.
- Quivering or irregular contraction of heart muscle fibers, preventing the heart from contracting as a unit and pumping blood effectively.
2(contrary to rules)inadmisiblecontrario a las normasthis is highly irregular — esto es totalmente inadmisible
- it would be most irregular for me to discuss a client with you — estaría totalmente fuera de lugar que yo hablara de un cliente con usted
1Militarysoldado irregular masculinethe irregulars — las tropas irregulares
- The Defendant alleged in its counterclaim that it was entitled to damages for claims presented in an improper and irregular fashion.
- I'm not having a lot of fun these days, because my life is so irregular, so chaotic.
- Their rather irregular position within the Church of Ireland could not really continue.
- He is to take up the ANC's decision, which he called irregular and unacceptable, with the Local Government and Housing official.
- The union, representing about 4000 white farmers, said the judge's action was ‘highly irregular and improper’.
- However, this was found in contradiction of OUSU rules, necessitating an irregular by-election to be held via an extraordinary meeting of the Postgraduate Assembly.
- Urge incontinence results from irregular and unexpected bladder contraction, causing the patient to feel an urgent need to relieve herself or himself.
- Memory, or at least my memory, is such an uneven and irregular thing.
- The couple work long hours and have very irregular, seasonal business, so they needed sound financial advice on how to use their savings wisely.
- The tax situation becomes a little more complex for onshore bondholders who plan to draw down regular or irregular amounts.
- It is no secret that some departments and individuals have overspent during the past financial year - not forgetting the irregular expenditure under investigation.
- Apparently such procedural irregularities, including violations of long-standing court rules, are not so irregular.
- It is claimed that leftover money from Eurostat contracts was placed in irregular reserves known as ‘financial envelopes’.
- Indicated if labour is established but the contractions are of irregular intensity or duration.
- If irregular bleeding started with introduction of a new contraception pill, a change in the type of pill will be considered.
- In the last financial year Australia had 4450 asylum-seekers arrive in irregular fashion, that is, boat people.
- They're aimed at the self-employed, contract workers and those on irregular incomes and enable applicants to simply declare their incomes without having to provide any accounts or pay slips to prove it.
- In contrast, it showed that all planetary and most irregular nebulae are traveling at very low speeds - some toward us and some away from us.
- The gentle formality of the house contrasts strongly with its irregular context and neighbouring suburban dwellings, but it does have precedents in New Zealand.
- Note that ‘to spy’ is always an irregular verb, only the third person form resembles the infinitive.
- In some irregular verbs, these functions are served by different forms.
- However, he's mistaken when he says that ‘Esperanto is probably the only language to have no irregular verbs.’
- The questions required knowledge of some words, but also of an irregular verb form and some grammatical terminology.
- The reader will not find lists of irregular verb forms or instructions for punctuating dialogue.
- The army and Marine Corps began to form and train units for irregular or guerrilla war operations.
- A better term might be irregular warfare, war against enemies unable or unwilling to field professional armies.
- The Sanfedists were made into the irregular troops of the Papacy and all justice was dispensed in Church courts.
- The Army has historically viewed irregular warfare as a temporary anomaly.
- From now on, they were to be regarded as the irregular troops of a military alliance at war with the United States, and indeed the civilized world as a whole.
- The irregular rebel army is the racially and sexually integrated volunteer force of the post-Vietnam era.
- Before the state commission army, forces were assembled from diverse sources, including mercenary bands and irregular bodies of troops raised by local nobles.
- In fact, regular as well as irregular troops opposed the US in many of the conflicts Boot cites.
- This language seems to take for granted that the armed forces of the parties to a conflict will abide by the four criteria specifically applicable to irregular troops.
- The Army's 1899 Philippine Campaign led to important doctrine for irregular warfare.
- Noriega had become increasingly dictatorial, relied on irregular paramilitary units, and was involved in drug trafficking.
- Terrorists are illegal irregular combatants who violate international laws and murder innocent civilians; they can and should be targeted.
- As the theatre of war moved south, so did the smallpox, primarily affecting civilians, camp followers, and irregular troops in both armies.
- British troops clash with irregular forces during a raid in Basra.
- The fighting force was to be divided into three irregular units.
- He commanded an irregular cavalry with the most striking uniforms which conquered many parts of the country for the British.
- Not only did he understand the new tactics, he was also able to put them into practice using a smaller army made up of irregular troops.
- The biggest achievement, we think, is the formation of a system of views on the conduct of combat operations against irregular units.
- Much of the countryside remains under the control of the Afghan warlords who use heroin money to maintain their irregular armies of up to 10,000 each.
- Those operations will most certainly involve combat against both regular and irregular forces.
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