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regulation

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

adjective

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

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regularity, regularize, regularly, regulate, regulated tenancy, regulation, regulation t, regulation u, regulative, regulator, regulator gene

Origin of regulation

First recorded in 1665–75; regulate + -ion
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Related formsnon·reg·u·la·tion, nouno·ver·reg·u·la·tion, nounre·reg·u·la·tion, nounsu·per·reg·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for regulation

regulation

/ (ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for regulation

regulation


n.

1670s, "act of regulating; state of being reduced to order," noun of action from regulate. Meaning "rule for management" is from 1715. Related: Regulations.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for regulation

regulation

[ rĕg′yə-lāshən ]

n.

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Culture definitions for regulation

regulation


Laws through which governments can control privately owned businesses.

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