Definitions of regulation

  1. an authoritative rule
  2. the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
  3. the act of controlling or directing according to rule; " fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
  4. prescribed by or according to regulation; " regulation army equipment"
  5. a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; " it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; " short haircuts were the regulation"
  6. ( embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
  7. the state of being controlled or governed
  8. Regulative.
  9. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.
  10. 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.
  11. Control which is exerted by the more stable organizations of society, such as established institutions and the law. They are ordinarily embodied in definite codes, usually written.
  12. The act of adjusting according to a rule, method, or law; a rule, direction, or law by which to govern or manage; as, government regulation of the railroads.
  13. Act of regulating: state of being regulated: a rule or order prescribed: precept: law.
  14. Act of regulating; rule.
  15. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated; a prescribed rule.
  16. Fixed by regulation.
  17. The act of regulating; the state of being regulated; a prescribed rule or order.
  18. A rule or order prescribed by a superior.

Usage examples for regulation

  1. Your old one isn't regulation any more. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. Final regulation of the flow of material is made on the back of the gun, independent of the pressure on the material container. – Advanced Toy Making for Schools by David M. Mitchell
  3. I answered aloud, that I would neither suffer Mr. Bragwell nor him to use me ill with impunity; and that I stood in no need of his counsel in regard to the regulation of my conduct. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  4. On a straight vote the majority of the committee was against the machine, as was shown in the fight for an effective railroad regulation bill. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn
  5. This is a regulation that we might adopt with great advantage to truth and the character of the country. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  6. When the road is over very steep mountains, an extra fare is charged, usually double; but this is a government regulation and is always understood. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  7. The Home Office had been called upon for increased inspection and regulation; there had been a great conflict of evidence, and Aldous had finally resolved in his student's way to see for himself the state of things in two or three selected streets. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. Nay, his passion for the regulation of details even led him to inform the ambassador that the imperial reply would be one of praise of Polish patriotism and of warning that Polish liberty could only be won by their " zeal and their efforts." – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  9. Its form belonged to another system: when there was no state, but only bodies, each order had provided for its own regulation and existence. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  10. He admits, in a letter to Mr. Ross, that the poetry is not good, and says, I have put 'The Governor was strict upon the Regulation Act'- I now think that strong is better. – Oscar Wilde A Critical Study by Arthur Ransome
  11. A regulation space between them and the next allowed the dust to lie a little, and then the ninth came by; we knew them well, because in quarters they were our neighbours. – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  12. Unconscious Regulation of Muscles. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. For many ages religious law continues to include more or less of civil regulation, and civil law to possess more or less of religious sanction; and even among the most advanced nations these two controlling agencies are by no means completely separated from each other. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  14. " Next time we will be prepared," was the regulation comment. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  15. There being no traffic regulation of any kind, no right of way of any sort, there was no idea in the mind of any one but that of his unalterable right to go ahead. – Peking Dust by Ellen N. La Motte
  16. I think that's the regulation thing for scouts to do, isn't it? – Pee-Wee Harris Adrift by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  17. That is why this tiresome regulation is now in force. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  18. It was not only a police regulation; it was common sense. – A Matter of Importance by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  19. After a year and a 'alf of war some bright chap in the board said that maybe it would be a good idea to change the regulation about carrying lights, and they did. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  20. A scheme of government had, it is true, been devised, and laws enacted from time to time for the regulation of the colonies. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling