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regulation

reg·u·la·tion

regulation

 
 
pronunciation:
reg y leI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a rule or law that controls or directs people's actions.
When you build a house, you have to follow your city's rules and regulations.
synonyms:
law, principle, rule
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  behavior, government, law
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The word regulation contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight