:the act of regulating :the state of being regulated
:an authoritative rule dealing with details or procedure
:a rule or order issued by an executive authority or regulatory agency of a government and having the force of law
:the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth
:the mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development
:the standard period of time established by the rules of a game or contest excluding overtime
- Trailing by five with less than a minute to go in regulation, Boston forced the game into overtime …
- —Bob Ryan
- Dallas downed the ball at the 20 with 1:47 left in regulation.
- —Ralph N. Paulk
- … there will be a change in France for the 1988 World Cup: a sudden-death … period after regulation time.
- —George Vecsey
:the standard number of strokes allowed by par for reaching the green on a given hole (that is, one stroke on a par 3, two strokes on a par 4, and three strokes on a par 5)
- Using his conservative left-to-right fade, he hit all but three greens in regulation.
- —Jaime Diaz