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regulation

reg·u·la·tion

regulation

 
pronunciation:
reg y leI shn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rule or law that controls or directs people's actions.
City regulations require buildings to have fire escapes.
synonyms:
law, principle, rule
similar words:
restriction
definition 2: the act or process of regulating.
Is the government's regulation of industries helping to improve the environment?
similar words:
control
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: conforming to a rule or order.
All of the soldiers wear regulation uniforms.
synonyms:
regular, standard
similar words:
fixed, uniform
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The word regulation contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight