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Definition of "regulation" []

  • The act of regulating or the state of being regulated. (noun)
  • A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct. (noun)
  • A governmental order having the force of law. Also called executive order. (noun)
  • Embryology The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure. (noun)
  • Sports The standard playing period for a timed game, prior to overtime or a shootout. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "regulation" in a sentence
  • "Now, as people have been filled with fears that the colonies, if encouraged to raise rough materials, would set up for themselves, a little regulation would be necessary; and as they will have the providing rough materials for themselves, a _little regulation_ would remove all those jealousies out of the way."
  • "I know free-market thinkers and believers just hate the term regulation, but we saw the damage done by banks who went for years unregulated."
  • "` ` Scoring 168 points in regulation is unheard of."