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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 principle, rule, or law designed to regulate behavior or conduct.
Fire department regulations require public buildings to be equipped with sprinklers.The school regulations prohibit students from wearing shirts with offensive language.
synonyms:
law, principle, rule
similar words:
restriction
definition 2: the act or process of regulating.
Is the government's regulation of these industries helping to improve the environment?
synonyms:
regimentation
similar words:
control
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part of speech: adjective
definition: conforming to a rule or order.
She wore the regulation uniform of an army nurse.
synonyms:
prescribed, regular, standard
similar words:
fixed, uniform
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