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English adjective: regulation

1. regulation prescribed by or according to regulation


SamplesRegulation army equipment.


Similarstandard


Antonymsnonstandard


English noun: regulation

1. regulation (communication) an authoritative rule


Synonymsordinance


Broader (hypernym)prescript, rule


Narrower (hyponym)age limit, assize, game law, speed limit

2. regulation (cognition) a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior


SamplesIt was his rule to take a walk before breakfast.
Short haircuts were the regulation.


Synonymsrule


Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct


Narrower (hyponym)cy pres, cy pres doctrine, guideline, guidepost, limitation, restriction, rule of cy pres, rule of thumb, working principle, working rule

3. regulation (state) the state of being controlled or governed


Broader (hypernym)ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance

4. regulation (process) (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Domain categoryembryology

5. regulation (act) the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular


Synonymsregularisation, regularization


Broader (hypernym)control

6. regulation (act) the act of controlling or directing according to rule


SamplesFiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians.


Synonymsregulating


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)devaluation, gun control, indexation, limitation, restriction, timing









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