What does regulating mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regulation, regulatingnoun

    the act of controlling or directing according to rule

    "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"


  1. regulating

    Regulating refers to the act of controlling, managing, or supervising a process or activity usually through establishing rules, laws, or standards. It implies the establishment of guidelines or protocols to monitor behavior or operations, maintain order, or achieve consistency or accuracy in a system. This applies to various contexts, such as government regulation of business practices, or physiological regulation of bodily functions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regulating

    of Regulate

Editors Contribution

  1. regulatingverb

    Verb form of the word regulate.

    The reservoir water management system was always regulating the flow of water through the water management system.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regulating in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regulating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of regulating in a Sentence

  1. Amy Patrick:

    It's a criminal, violent act that's happening. Regulating legal firearm owners is not going to have the effect that they are desiring on that.

  2. Anne Donahue:

    By putting our existing law into the Constitution, given that we have never regulated viable infant abortions in any way, it would permanently lock us out of regulating that and there’s some significant concerns about that.

  3. Scott Peppet:

    We haven't really stepped into regulating this or decided if to regulate this, i'm expecting over the next couple of years we'll probably see some problems.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    If we’re counting on Facebook to regulate itself, we’re going to fail, i ’m a South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, I do n’t like regulating things unless you have to.

  5. Robbie Williams:

    You have to go back out to your car and come back in, which is kind of ridiculous because it’s really not regulating anything, you can buy the entire store if you wanted, as long as you’re willing to go back out to your car and come back in.

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