Regulation definition

rĕgyə-lāshən
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Usual; normal; ordinary; regular.
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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.
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(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.
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A regulating or being regulated.
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(sports) The standard playing period for a timed game, prior to overtime or a shootout.
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Regulation is the act of controlling, or a law, rule or order.

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.

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(European Union law) A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.
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The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
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A governmental order having the force of law.
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(embryology) The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.
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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.
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From the Latin regula meaning rule. Rule or order established by governmental bodies and having the force of law.
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(uncountable) The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
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(countable) A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
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In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
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A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
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(embryology) The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.
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Ordered or required by regulation; prescribed.

A regulation uniform.

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The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
regulation
Plural:
regulations

Origin of regulation