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regulation

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noun reg·u·la·tion \ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən, ˌre-gə- also ˌrā-\

Simple Definition of regulation

  • : an official rule or law that says how something should be done

  • : the act of regulating something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of regulation

  1. 1 :  the act of regulating :  the state of being regulated

  2. 2 a :  an authoritative rule dealing with details or procedure <safety regulations> b :  a rule or order issued by an executive authority or regulatory agency of a government and having the force of law

  3. 3 a :  the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth b :  the mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development

Examples of regulation in a sentence

  1. Builders must comply with the regulations.

  2. regulations on the disposal of waste

  3. Each agency has its own set of rules and regulations.



1665

First Known Use of regulation

1665

Synonym Discussion of regulation

law, rule, regulation, precept, statute, ordinance, canon mean a principle governing action or procedure. law implies imposition by a sovereign authority and the obligation of obedience on the part of all subject to that authority <obey the law>. rule applies to more restricted or specific situations <the rules of the game>. regulation implies prescription by authority in order to control an organization or system <regulations affecting nuclear power plants>. precept commonly suggests something advisory and not obligatory communicated typically through teaching <the precepts of effective writing>. statute implies a law enacted by a legislative body <a statute requiring the use of seat belts>. ordinance applies to an order governing some detail of procedure or conduct enforced by a limited authority such as a municipality <a city ordinance>. canon suggests in nonreligious use a principle or rule of behavior or procedure commonly accepted as a valid guide <the canons of good taste>.

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regulation

adjective reg·u·la·tion

Simple Definition of regulation

  • : in agreement with the official rules

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of regulation

  1. :  conforming to regulations :  official

Examples of regulation in a sentence

  1. Students must wear regulation uniforms.



Circa 1839

First Known Use of regulation

circa 1839

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REGULATION Defined for Kids

regulation

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noun reg·u·la·tion \ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of regulation for Students

  1. 1 :  a rule or law telling how something is to be done <safety regulations>

  2. 2 :  the act of controlling or bringing under control <the regulation of water flow>




Medical Dictionary

regulation

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noun reg·u·la·tion \ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌreg-ə-ˈlā-\

Medical Definition of regulation

  1. 1:  the act of regulating; also :  the resulting state or condition

  2. 2a:  the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth—compare regeneration 2b:  the mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development

  3. 3:  the control of the kind and rate of cellular processes by controlling the activity of individual genes




Law Dictionary

regulation

noun reg·u·la·tion

Legal Definition of regulation

  1. 1 :  the act of regulating or state of being regulated

  2. 2 :  an authoritative rule; specifically :  a rule or order issued by a government agency and often having the force of law — see also Administrative Procedure Act



Additional Notes on regulation

An agency is often delegated the power to issue regulations by the legislation that created it. Regulations must be made in accordance with prescribed procedures, such as those set out in the federal or a state Administrative Procedure Act. Federal regulations are first published in the Federal Register and later codified in the Code of Federal Regulations.



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