- An example of a regulation is the control over the sale of tobacco.
- An example of a regulation is a law that prevents alcohol from being sold in certain places.
Regulation is the act of controlling, or a law, rule or order.
- a regulating or being regulated
- a rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
- Embryology the process by which a structure, damaged or partially changed in an early stage of an animal embryo, adjusts to the disturbance and develops normally
Origin of regulationMiddle English regulatio
- ordered or required by regulation; prescribed: a regulation uniform
- usual; normal; ordinary; regular
- 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. Also called executive order.
- Embryology The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.
- Sports The standard playing period for a timed game, prior to overtime or a shootout.
(countable and uncountable, plural regulations)
- (uncountable) The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
- (countable) A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
- (European Union law) A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.
- In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
regulation - Computer Definition
From the Latin regula meaning rule. Rule or order established by governmental bodies and having the force of law.
regulation - Legal Definition
A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.