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biofeedback a method for self-regulation of presumably involuntary bodily functions, such as heartbeat rate, with the aid of electronic monitors that display visual representations of such functions.
body clock (non-technical) a cluster of cells in the hypothalamus lobe of the brain that controls Circadian rhythm, esp. the regulation of such biological functions as eating and sleeping. [1/2 definitions]
checks and balances a governmental mechanism of self-regulation provided for in the U.S. and other constitutions, by which the powers of each branch of government are limited by powers vested in another branch of government.
concordat a formal agreement or contract, as between the pope and a government, concerning the regulation of church affairs.
form conduct guided by convention, regulation, custom, or standards of politeness. [1/15 definitions]
hypothalamus the part of the brain below the thalamus in the ventral region of the diencephalon, important in the regulation of the autonomic nervous system and body temperature.
laissez faire an economic policy or doctrine that opposes government interference in or regulation of business or commerce beyond what is necessary for a free-enterprise system to regulate itself. [1/2 definitions]
loophole a way of avoiding or escaping a requirement, regulation, or the like, esp. by taking advantage of an omission or ambiguity in the written text of a legal contract or other document. [1/3 definitions]
noncompliance failure or refusal to comply, as with a regulation.
nonconformity lack of compliance or adherence, as to a standard, specification, regulation, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
nonregulation combined form of regulation.
ordinance a regulation, law, decree, or rule, esp. one issued by a city or town.
overregulation combined form of regulation.
overweight weighing more than is ideal or healthy, or more than is allowed by some regulation; excessively heavy. [1/4 definitions]
private enterprise an economic system subject to limited government regulation in which the means of production are privately owned; free enterprise.
public utility an organization operated usu. as a monopoly under government regulation or control, that provides an essential public commodity or service, such as electricity, water, transportation, and the like.
reg.3 abbreviation of "regulation."
regulable subject to regulation or able to be regulated.
reregulation combined form of regulation.
self-discipline regulation or control of oneself, esp. as a means of improving one's skill, knowledge, or the like.
self-regulation combined form of regulation.