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

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

Examples of deregulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the Trump administration, the department prioritized deregulation and private-sector collaboration. New York Times, "For Buttigieg, ‘Generational’ Transportation Change May Not Be Easy, Experts Say," 6 Feb. 2021 The outgoing president touted tax cuts and deregulation as the keys to the economic boom and low unemployment that existed before the pandemic. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Messy Trump exit could trigger backlash against GOP populists," 15 Jan. 2021 Workplace safety rules had been targeted by Reagan-era deregulation. Michael Grabell, ProPublica, "As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge," 21 Dec. 2020 Had the presidential election gone differently, the public playing of music might have fundamentally changed, with potential further deregulation toward a freer marketplace for songs, where rights holders have more power to control circulation. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, "Trump's Justice Department Loses Its Tune On Music Licensing," 20 Jan. 2021 The Trump administration dedicated itself to deregulation with unprecedented fervor. Daniel Farber, The Conversation, "Biden has a congressional shortcut to cancel Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, but it comes with risks," 18 Jan. 2021 Biden is also likely to reverse a flurry of Trump-era executive orders on environmental and financial deregulation, immigration, trade and federal spending, amounting to a significant change in the economic policy of the country. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, "Biden and Harris to discuss economic plans during joint appearance in Wilmington on Monday," 16 Nov. 2020 Today's vote came a year after a federal appeals court upheld FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules and deregulation of the broadband industry. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Pai’s FCC squeezes in one more vote against net neutrality before election," 27 Oct. 2020 Much hangs on Georgia’s two Senate runoffs, and perhaps deregulation seems small next to Mr. Biden’s trillion-dollar spending ambitions. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Biden’s Fast Track to Reregulation," 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of deregulation

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deregulation was in 1963

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19 Feb 2021

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“Deregulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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