[ reg-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən /



prescribed by or conforming to regulation: regulation army equipment.
usual; normal; customary: the regulation decorations for a Halloween party.

Origin of regulation

First recorded in 1665–75; regulate + -ion

SYNONYMS FOR regulation

Related forms

non·reg·u·la·tion, nouno·ver·reg·u·la·tion, nounre·reg·u·la·tion, nounsu·per·reg·u·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for non-regulation


/ (ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən) /


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Medicine definitions for non-regulation


[ rĕg′yə-lāshən ]


The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
A governmental order having the force of law.
The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.
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Culture definitions for non-regulation


Laws through which governments can control privately owned businesses.

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