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English adjective: regulation

1. regulation prescribed by or according to regulation

SamplesRegulation army equipment.



English noun: regulation

1. regulation (communication) an authoritative rule


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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)control

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

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