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Similar to regularizing, I want to use irregularizing however some dictionaries have no such word. Is that a correct suggestion?

Example:

We have found that regularizing the patterns in 'A' is possible by minimizing 'B' while minimizing 'C' can irregularize the patterns in 'A'.

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    Not sure if it'll fit your needs... how about irregulate?
    – Nico
    Jul 15, 2014 at 19:20
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    Could you provide some context and an idea of what you intend regularizing/irregularizing to mean?
    – Obfuskater
    Jul 15, 2014 at 19:32
  • See the updated post
    – mahmood
    Jul 15, 2014 at 19:36

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Although irregulate could fit the given example, a quick search in Google's n-gram viewer shows its usage as a verb is rare in recent times.

I would suggest disrupt or distort as an alternative:

We have found that regularizing the patterns in 'A' is possible by minimizing 'B', while minimizing 'C' can disrupt the patterns in 'A'.

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    I agree with the answer and with the ever-so-needed comma. Without the comma, you have a garden path sentence. Jul 15, 2014 at 20:19
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    See also books.google.com/ngrams/…. It should perhaps be noted that irregulate/irregularize are not part of standard English at this time. Jul 15, 2014 at 20:46
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    Irregulate does seem nonstandard, but irregularize can be formed productively and I see no reason to suggest it's nonstandard.
    – user230
    Jul 16, 2014 at 4:48
  • @snailplane: For some reason, I feel the meaning of "irregularise" is closer to "make something illegal", whereas "irregulate" feels closer to "disrupting a regular pattern".
    – Nico
    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:25
  • @Nico Since I don't think irregulate can be standardly produced I'm not sure what it would mean, but to me irregularize clearly means "to make irregular".
    – user230
    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:29
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It seems like regularize has a mathematical meaning like "standardize" or "normalize." Look into the these terms since "destandardize" and "denormalize" seem to be legitimate terms.

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