deregulation

noun

de·​reg·​u·​la·​tion (ˌ)dē-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce deregulation (audio)
: the act or process of removing restrictions and regulations
deregulate transitive verb

Examples of deregulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, decades of zealous reverence for deregulation as the solution to nearly every problem served to cede economic fate to a handful of companies that dominated key industries. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, 2 June 2024 In the process, European leaders turned the continent into a bastion of market liberalism and deregulation. Matthias Matthijs, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 In the 1990s, when free markets and deregulation were all the rage, concerns about inequality were brushed aside as passé, maybe even soft-headed. James K. Boyce, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2018 Image Despite that congressional scrutiny, a new era of deregulation was approaching, happening just in time for NFTs to thoroughly scramble the relationship between artistic merit and financial value. Zachary Small, New York Times, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for deregulation 

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deregulation was in 1963

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“Deregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deregulation. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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