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regulatory

[ reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee ]
/ ˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i /
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Definition of regulatory

adjective
of or relating to the control or direction of an activity by a set of rules, laws, etc.:The Coast Guard is to be commended for this current regulatory effort, as their proposed restriction addresses many concerns of the seafaring community.
of or relating to the adjustment of a device, system, or organic function so as to meet a standard or the requirements of good operation:Earth's climate is a highly complex system with its own regulatory mechanisms.
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Sometimes reg·u·la·tive [reg-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-tiv] /ˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪv, -yə lə tɪv/ .

Origin of regulatory

OTHER WORDS FROM regulatory

an·ti·reg·u·la·to·ry, adjectivenon·reg·u·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·reg·u·la·to·ry, adjective
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