(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. steady, rhythmical (See regularity); normal, customary, according to rule. See order, habit, symmetry.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [In accordance with custom]
Syn. customary, usual, routine; see conventional 1 , 2 , natural 2 , normal 1 .
2. [In accordance with accepted rules]
Syn. proper, established, legitimate, lawful; see conventional 1 , 2 , legal 1 .
3. [In accordance with an observable pattern]
Syn. orderly, methodical, routine, symmetrical, precise, exact, systematic, punctual, steady, uniform, even, arranged, organized, patterned, constant, congruous, consonant, accordant, consistent, invariable, formal, regulated, rational, rhythmic, periodic, measured, classified, in order, unconfused, harmonious, normal, natural, cyclic, cyclical, successive, momentary, alternating, probable, recurrent, habitual, general, usual, expected, frequent, serial, automatic, mechanical, pulsating, rotational, alternate, hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, annual, seasonal, yearly, quarterly, semiannual, diurnal, quotidian, tertian, quartan, hebdomadal, menstrual, anticipated, looked for, hoped for, counted on, relied on, fixed, generally occurring, in the natural course of events, regular as clockwork*.
Ant. irregular*, sporadic, erratic.
See Synonym Study at normal , steady .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. normal usual, customary, conventional, typical, routine, everyday, traditional, average, stock, ordinary, standard.
2. orderly symmetrical, balanced, ordered, harmonious, even, aligned, straight, uniform.
3. consistent habitual, fixed, undeviating, recurrent, set, established, daily.
ANT.: 1. irregular, abnormal, unconventional. 2. disorderly, asymmetrical, uneven. 3. sporadic, irregular, infrequent
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Commonly practiced or used: accustomed, customary, habitual, usual, wonted. See USUAL. 2. Occurring quite often: common, everyday, familiar, frequent, routine, widespread. See USUAL. 3. Characterized by or displaying symmetry, especially correspondence in scale or measure: balanced, proportional, proportionate, symmetric, symmetrical. See SAME. 4. Without imperfections or blemishes, as a line or contour: clean, perfect. See BEAUTIFUL. 5. Arranged or proceeding in a set, systematized pattern: methodic, methodical, orderly, systematic, systematical. See ABILITY, ORDER. 6. Having no change or variation: changeless, constant, equable, even1, invariable, invariant, same, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvarying. See SAME.

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