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Pronunciation:  `regyû'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
  2. [n]  the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
  3. [n]  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
  4. [n]  an authoritative rule
  5. [n]  (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
  6. [n]  the state of being controlled or governed
  7. [adj]  prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army equipment"

REGULATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: ordinance, regularisation, regularization, regulating, rule, standard
 See Also: age limit, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, assize, biological process, concept, conception, construct, control, control, coordination, cy pres, cy pres doctrine, devaluation, dominance, guideline, guidepost, gun control, indexation, limitation, limitation, organic process, prescript, restriction, restriction, rule, rule of cy pres, rule of thumb, speed limit, working principle, working rule



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

         The temper and regulation of our own minds.

2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government;
   prescription; a regulating principle; a governing
   direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society
   or a school.

{Regulation sword}, {cap}, {uniform}, etc. (Mil.), a sword,
   cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by
   the official regulations.

Syn: {Law}; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See

Biology Dictionary
  1. Proceses that control the rates of synthesis of proteins. Induction and repression are examples of regulation.
  2. Control of flow of a stream by storage or diversion.