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Definitions of regulation

  1. an authoritative rule Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army equipment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the state of being controlled or governed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Regulative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Control which is exerted by the more stable organizations of society, such as established institutions and the law. They are ordinarily embodied in definite codes, usually written. Medical Dictionary DB
  12. The act of adjusting according to a rule, method, or law; a rule, direction, or law by which to govern or manage; as, government regulation of the railroads. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act of regulating: state of being regulated: a rule or order prescribed: precept: law. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Act of regulating; rule. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated; a prescribed rule. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Fixed by regulation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The act of regulating; the state of being regulated; a prescribed rule or order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A rule or order prescribed by a superior. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Regulating or being regulated; prescribed rule, authoritative direction, (attrib.) fulfilling what is laid down by rr., of correct pattern &c., ordinary, usual, formal, (of the r. size; exceed the r. speed; a r. sword, cap; the r. mourning). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. Act of regulating or state of being regulated or reduced to order;- a prescribed rule or order. Cabinet Dictionary
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