Definitions of regulation

  1. the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the state of being controlled or governed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Act of regulating; rule. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A rule or order prescribed by a superior. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army equipment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for regulation

  1. That is why this tiresome regulation is now in force. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  2. For many ages religious law continues to include more or less of civil regulation and civil law to possess more or less of religious sanction; and even among the most advanced nations these two controlling agencies are by no means completely separated from each other. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer