Definition of regulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌreɡ(y)əˈlāSH(ə)n/


1A rule or directive made and maintained by an authority: planning regulations
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  • We now have rules, regulations and laws against racism, and more people are taught not to be racist.
  • Let's look at the basic rules and regulations governing scientific research.
  • Nobility involved a way of life, not the exercise of a profession bound by rules and regulations.
rule, ruling, order, directive, act, law, bylaw, statute, edict, canon, pronouncement, dictate, dictum, decree, fiat, command, precept
1.1 [as modifier] In accordance with regulations; of the correct type: regulation army footwear
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  • Few schools had a special uniform for summer, so the girls remember having to go tramping in the heat in serge gym frocks and white blouses and regulation footwear.
  • Bands that mature and develop in Canada are also able to receive government funding for their projects and are promoted by radio regulation standards set by law.
  • Only about 50 of our homes have been brought up to regulation standard with new windows, heating and doors.
official, prescribed, set, fixed, mandatory, compulsory, obligatory, de rigueur
1.2 [as modifier] informal Of a familiar or predictable type; formulaic; standardized: a regulation Western parody
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  • Inside, four men are standing in a line across the stage, legs the regulation three feet apart, demonstrating an Olympic standard formation headbang.
  • Anwar apparently rediscovered religion after the untimely death of his young daughter and since then sports a regulation beard.
  • The view in itself is so hedonistic and so filling that it often helps me forsake my regulation morning croissant.
2The action or process of regulating or being regulated: the regulation of financial markets
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  • But how should the process of regulation be managed?
  • The drug is known to affect the thought process and mood regulation, and recent evidence suggested it could destroy nerve cells at certain doses.
  • The instrumental reason, which is probably the most important to regulators, is that excluding citizens from the advisory process may hamper regulation.
adjustment, control, management, balancing
supervision, policing, superintendence, monitoring, inspection;
control, management, ordering

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Syllabification: reg·u·la·tion

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