deregulation

noun
de·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce deregulation (audio) \

Definition of deregulation

: the act or process of removing restrictions and regulations

Other Words from deregulation

deregulate \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈre-​gyə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce deregulation (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of deregulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bernanke seems to have forgotten his own role, under a previous Fed chairman, in the excessive consolidation and deregulation of banks and financial markets that continue to destabilize markets and the economy to this day. Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 Policy options include tax reform to encourage investment, and deregulation in labor and product markets to improve competitiveness. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 May 2022 Product shortages occur periodically and for any number of reasons–and deregulation has been one of the greatest tools for improving the supplies of vital goods even in tough situations. Glenn L. Furton, Fortune, 18 May 2022 His presidency is getting a fresh look, too, with some historians saying Carter deserves credit for his efforts at Middle East peace, arms control, and domestic deregulation. Joel Mathis, The Week, 30 Aug. 2021 Based on a motion brought by the Pac-12 and unanimously supported by all FBS conferences, the NCAA's Football Oversight Committee previously recommended this deregulation to the Division I Council. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2022 Based on a motion brought by the Pac-12 and unanimously supported by all FBS conferences, the NCAA’s Football Oversight Committee previously recommended this deregulation to the Division I Council. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 18 May 2022 Under Gensler, the U.S. will see a more proactive SEC—after four years of deregulation. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The association has established a set of guidelines for states considering deregulation of cannabis. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of deregulation

1963, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“Deregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deregulation. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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