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ἄτακτ-ος, ον, not in battle-order, of troops, Hdt.6.93, Th.8.105 (Comp.).

2. not at one's post, Lycurg.39.

II. undisciplined, disorderly, θόρυβος Th.8.10; ποιεῖν τὴν πολιτείαν ἀτακτοτέραν Arist.Pol.1319b15; irregular, πυρετός Hp. Coac.26; οὐδὲν ἄ. τῶν φύσει Arist.Ph.252a11; φθορὰ ἄ. casual, Id.HA 556a12; of sensual excess, irregular, inordinate, ἡδοναί, Ἀφροδίτη, Pl.Lg.660b,840e; in Music, without rhythm, μελῳδίαι Aristid.Quint. 1.13; Medic., irregular, σφυγμός Gal.8.458.

2. uncivilized, lawless, βίος Critias25.1 D.

3. Math., ἄτακτα προβλήματα indeterminate, not admitting of a definite solution, Procl.in Euc.p.220 F.

B. Adv. -τως in an irregular, disorderly manner, of troops, ἀ. καὶ οὐδενὶ κόσμῳ προσπίπτοντες Th.3.108; ἀ. διώκειν Id.2.91; ἀτακτότερον προσπεσόντες Id.6.97, cf. X.Cyr.1.4.22, Hell.Oxy.6.4; ἀ. φέρεσθαι Isoc.1.32; οὐθὲν ἀ. θεῷ πράττεται Epicur.Ep.3p.65U.

2. irregularly, of fevers, Hp.Epid.1.7; ζῆν Isoc.2.31.

3. Comp. ἀτακτοτέρως somewhat negligently, Demetr.Eloc.53.