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Definition of reg

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: regulation federal regs

Definition of reg (Entry 2 of 2)

1 region
2 register; registered; registration
3 regular

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Synonyms for reg

Synonyms: Noun

bylaw, ground rule, regulation, rule

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Examples of reg in a Sentence


a list of proposed regs according to army regs, dress uniforms must be starched and boots polished at all times

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Tight hips are right up there with lower-back pain and knee pain as modern-day ailments many adults deal with on the reg. Amy Marturana, SELF, "13 Yoga Poses for Tight Hips," 24 Nov. 2018 Doing this move on the reg can help your core muscles work together more efficiently. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why Doing a Hollow Body Hold Like Blake Lively’s Trainer Is So Challenging—Plus, How to Work Up to It," 30 Oct. 2018 Top-rated by leading independent buyers guide, reg. Country Living, "Sleep Better Tonight," 2 Oct. 2018 While the regs do require new evaluations for significant design changes to existing aircraft, such as additional seats and installation of certain equipment, drills have been largely replaced by computer modeling. Bill Mcgee, USA TODAY, "Is it time to update airplane evacuation tests?," 28 Mar. 2018 Hey, This is the REAL me.’ The chick behind the lens that pops into your feed on the reg. Maria Pasquini,, "Fitness Blogger Confesses to Eating Disorder: ‘I Fell Victim to Social Media Envy’," 26 Mar. 2018 To push revenues to 2008 levels, Zinke would have to do more than sell leases and help companies shortcut environmental regs. Elliott D. Woods, Outside Online, "Zinke's Plan to Fund the Park Service Is Pure Fantasy," 24 Mar. 2018 The Norse flamed Friday in the Horizon tournament, but in their first 2 years in the league have tournament and reg-season titles. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc: Where Billy Hamilton, Amir Garrett, Joey Votto and the rest of the Cincinnati Reds stand," 6 Mar. 2018 There will be no call for any sort of sane gun regs. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony & More Respond to Florida Shooting: See Their Reactions," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of reg


1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reg


by shortening

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The first known use of reg was in 1904

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Kids Definition of reg.

1 region
2 regular

Legal Definition of Reg.

1 regulation
2 register

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