American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
- n. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
- n. A governmental order having the force of law. Also called executive order.
- n. Embryology The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.
- n. Sports The standard playing period for a timed game, prior to overtime or a shootout.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated or reduced to order.
- n. A rule or order prescribed by a superior or competent authority as to the actions of those under its control; a governing direction; precept; law: as, police regulations; more specifically, a rule prescribed by a municipality, corporation, or society for the conduct of third persons dealing with it, as distinguished from
- n. bylaw, a term which is generally used rather with reference to the standing rules governing its own internal organization and the conduct of its officers and members, and
- n. ordinance, which is generally used in the United States for the local legislation of municipalities.
- n. In musical instruments with a keyboard, the act or process of adjusting the action so that it shall be noiseless, prompt, and sensitive to every variation of touch.
- n. Synonyms Disposition, ordering, adjustment.
- n. Ordinance, Statute, etc. See law.
- Having a fixed or regulated pattern or style; in accord with a rule or standard.
- To bring under regulations; cause to conform to rules.
- n. In biology, readjustment which restores the completeness of the whole in a part that has been removed from the body of an organism or in an organism that has lost part of its body.
- n. uncountable The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
- n. countable A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
- n. European Union law A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.
- adj. In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.
- n. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law.
- n. an authoritative rule
- n. a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
- n. (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
- n. the state of being controlled or governed
- adj. prescribed by or according to regulation
- n. the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
- n. the act of controlling or directing according to rule
- From Medieval Latin *regulatio, from regulare ("to regulate"); see regulate. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“` ` One rebound in regulation is probably what it comes down to, '' Riley said.”
“The only other team that hasn't lost in regulation is Buffalo (9-0).”
“Greens in regulation is the percentage of times a player is able to hit the ball so that it is touching the putting surface in two shots or fewer under par.”
“Meanwhile "regulation" is now one of those words where the right wing just screams.”
“Free-marketeers are anti-regulation because they feel that government’s role in regulation is a disruptive mechanism in what should be a self-correcting system.”
“I guess you’re right that no amount of ingenuity in regulation is ever going to lead to the best possible outcomes in an economic system that elevates selfishness over all other motivations. — sam”
“Then poof, CO2 emissions go down, no government regulation is required and if there is any man made global warming (doubtful) then it is greatly reduced.”
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