Meaning of REGULATION in English

REGULATION

/ ˌregjuˈleɪʃn; NAmE / noun , adjective

■ noun

1.

[ C , usually pl. ] an official rule made by a government or some other authority :

too many rules and regulations

fire / safety / building, etc. regulations

to comply with the regulations

Under the new regulations spending on office equipment will be strictly controlled.

the strict regulations governing the sale of weapons

2.

[ U ] controlling sth by means of rules :

the voluntary regulation of the press

■ adjective

[ only before noun ] that must be worn or used according to the official rules :

in regulation uniform

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.