reg·u·la·tion /ˌrɛgjəˈleʃən, ˌrɛgə-/
reg·u·la·tion /ˌrɛgjəˈleʃən, ˌrɛgəˈle-/ 名詞
1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.
The temper and regulation of our own minds. --Macaulay.
2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.
Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc. Mil., a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations.
Syn: -- Law; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See Law.
adj : prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army
n 1: an authoritative rule [syn: ordinance]
2: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;
"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short
haircuts were the regulation" [syn: rule]
3: the state of being controlled or governed
4: (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue
normal development after its structure has been somehow
damaged or altered
5: the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular [syn: regularization,
6: the act of controlling or directing according to rule;
"fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians" [syn: