an authoritative rule
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
the state of being controlled or governed
(embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
regulation, regularization, regularisation(noun)
the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
the act of controlling or directing according to rule
"fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
prescribed by or according to regulation
"regulation army equipment"
The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
Army regulations state a soldier AWOL over 30 days is a deserter.
A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.
In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
Origin: From *, from regulare; see regulate.
the act of regulating, or the state of being regulated
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
Regulation may refer to the following: ⁕A process of the promulgation, monitoring, and enforcement of rules, established by primary and/or delegated legislation. ⁕A written instrument containing rules having the force of law. Regulation creates, limits, or constrains a right, creates or limits a duty, or allocates a responsibility. Regulation can take many forms: legal restrictions promulgated by a government authority, contractual obligations that bind many parties, self-regulation by an industry such as through a trade association, social regulation, co-regulation, third-party regulation, certification, accreditation or market regulation. In its legal sense regulation can and should be distinguished from primary legislation on the one hand and judge-made law on the other. Regulation mandated by a state attempts to produce outcomes which might not otherwise occur, produce or prevent outcomes in different places to what might otherwise occur, or produce or prevent outcomes in different timescales than would otherwise occur. In this way, regulations can be seen as implementation artifacts of policy statements. Common examples of regulation include controls on market entries, prices, wages, development approvals, pollution effects, employment for certain people in certain industries, standards of production for certain goods, the military forces and services. The economics of imposing or removing regulations relating to markets is analysed in regulatory economics.
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Rank popularity for the word 'regulation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3708
Rank popularity for the word 'regulation' in Nouns Frequency: #691
The numerical value of regulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of regulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of regulation in a Sentence
We need regulation and reform.
The key is ensuring regulation works.
I am very modest about the potential for regulation.
I have to get back to you on the financial regulation.
There was no ground to make the change in regulation invalid.
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Translations for regulation
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- Regeln, Regelung, Regulativ, VerordnungGerman
- κανονισμός, ρύθμισηGreek
- reglamento, regulaciónSpanish
- säännös, sääntö, sääntely, asetus, ohjesääntö, järjestyssääntöFinnish
- réglementation, règlementFrench
- előírás, szabály, rendeletHungarian
- 規則, 規制Japanese
- verordening, reglementDutch
- bee hazʼáaniiNavajo, Navaho
- reglare, regulament, reglementareRomanian
- устав, правило, предписание, регламентRussian
- Quy địnhVietnamese
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