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regulation

Line breaks: regu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /rɛɡjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of regulation in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
rule, ruling, order, directive, act, law, by-law, statute, edict, canon, ordinance, pronouncement, mandate, dictate, dictum, decree, fiat, proclamation, command, injunction, procedure, requirement, prescription, precept, guideline;
in Tsarist Russiaukase;
in Spanish-speaking countriespronunciamento
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.
Synonyms
official, prescribed, set, fixed, required, mandatory, compulsory, obligatory;
correct, acceptable, appropriate, proper, fitting, standard, normal, usual, customary
1.2 [as modifier] informal Of a familiar or predictable type; formulaic: 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.
2 [mass noun] The 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.
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