Meaning of REGULATION in English

REGULATION

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Regulations are rules made by a government or other authority in order to control the way something is done or the way people behave.

The European Union has proposed new ~s to control the hours worked by its employees...

= rule

N-COUNT: usu pl

2.

Regulation is the controlling of an activity or process, usually by means of rules.

Some in the market now want government ~ in order to reduce costs.

N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n

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