regulation has definitions from the fields of politics,law,biology
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[ noun ] (law) an authoritative rule

Synonyms

ordinance

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

To encourage exploration for domestic sources of minerals , the Office_of_Minerals_Exploration ( OME ) of the U.S._Department_of_the_Interior offers financial assistance to firms and individuals who desire to explore their properties or claims for 1 or more of the 32 mineral commodities listed in the OME regulations .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Religion is vitally necessary in both societal maintenance and regulation .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

The giant electric signs and marquees were lit_up for_the_first_time since blackout regulations had been instituted , and the atmosphere was alive with the feeling that victory was just around_the_corner .

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[ noun ] a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

Synonyms

rule

Examples

"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast" "short haircuts were the regulation"

Used in print

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

This organizational network would be of no avail if there were no regulations pertaining to the types of message sent .

A further regulation is that commands always go_down , unaccompanied by statements , and statements always go_up , unaccompanied by commands .

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[ adjective ] prescribed by or according to regulation

Examples

"regulation army equipment"

Used in print

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

Now that 's not regulation , is it '' ?

Related terms

standard

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[ noun ] (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered

Related terms

organic_process embryology

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[ noun ] the state of being controlled or governed

Related terms

dominance

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[ noun ] (politics) the act of controlling or directing according to rule

Synonyms

regulating

Examples

"fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"

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