Definition of regulation in English:


Syllabification: reg·u·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌreg(y)əˈlāSHən


  • 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, balancingsupervision, policing, superintendence, monitoring, inspection; control, management, ordering

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