reregulation

noun
re·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \(ˌ)rē-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌre-gə- also -ˌrā-\
variants: or re-regulation

Definition of reregulation 

: the act or process of imposing regulations and restrictions on something (such as an industry) that was previously deregulated The role of the state is expanding again, together with a reregulation of markets.— Roger C. Altman That warning from aviation experts has prompted some industry leaders to call for re-regulation, something considered almost heresy until now.— Alexandra Marks

Other Words from reregulation

reregulate \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈre-​gyə-​ˌlāt also  -​ˈrā-​ \ or re-regulate transitive verb reregulated or re-regulated; reregulating or re-regulating
… the congressional rush to reregulate the financial and accounting industries … The New Republic

First Known Use of reregulation

1789, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reregulation

Share reregulation

Dictionary Entries near reregulation

rerefief

re-refine

reregister

reregulation

rerelease

reremouse

reresupper

Statistics for reregulation

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for reregulation

The first known use of reregulation was in 1789

See more words from the same year

Comments on reregulation

What made you want to look up reregulation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!