regulation meaning

  • A regulation is a legal norm intended to shape conduct that is a byproduct of imperfection.
  • Regulation creates, limits, constrains a right, creates or limits a duty, or allocates a responsibility.
  • Regulation mandated by a state attempts to produce outcomes which might not otherwise occur, produce or prevent outcomes in different places to what might otherwise occur,
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    Definition of regulation in English Dictionary

  • NounPLregulationsPREré-SUF-ation
    1. NU   The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
      1. NC   A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
        1. In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
      2. (European Union law) A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.
        1. (genetics) Mechanism controlling DNA transcription.
          1. (medicine) Physiological process which consists in maintaining homoeostasis.
          2. Adjective
            1. In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
              1. It is regulation that these directives are to be destroyed on receipt.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Vowing to fight some regulations imposed by the Obama administration, Mr. Bush said he was “not suggesting unregulating the world,” merely “common-sense 21st-century rules.”
              • The wspR gene encodes a diguanylate cyclase probably involved in the regulation of flagella rotation and is not implicated in the regulation of flagella synthesis [24 ].
              • Various classes of noncoding RNAs target each other for posttranscriptional regulation via alternative splicing, polyadenylation, 5′ capping, nontemplated modifications, and RNA editing.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Regulations have been made under the Civil Aviation Acts of 1949, 1980 and 1982 which empower Inspectors of Accidents to do these things.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
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                Source: Wiktionary

                Meaning of regulation for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "regulation" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
                Difficultness: Level 2
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                Definiteness: Level 8
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