Meaning of REGULATION in English

REGULATION

I. ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən, ˌre-gə- also ˌrā- noun

Date: 1665

1. : the act of regulating : the state of being regulated

2.

a. : an authoritative rule dealing with details or procedure

safety regulation s

b. : a rule or order issued by an executive authority or regulatory agency of a government and having the force of law

3.

a. : the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth

b. : the mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development

Synonyms: see law

II. adjective

Date: circa 1839

: conforming to regulations : official

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