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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regulation  \Reg`u*la"tion\  (-l?"sh?n),  n. 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cap  \Cap\,  n.  [OE.  cappe,  AS  c[ae]ppe,  cap,  cape,  hood,  fr  LL 
  cappa,  capa;  perhaps  of  Iberian  origin,  as  Isidorus  of 
  Seville  mentions  it  first:  ``Capa,  quia  quasi  totum  capiat 
  hominem  it  capitis  ornamentum.''  See  3d  {Cape},  and  cf  1st 
  {Cope}.] 
  1.  A  covering  for  the  head;  esp. 
  a  One  usually  with  a  visor  but  without  a  brim,  for  men 
  and  boys; 
  b  One  of  lace,  muslin,  etc.,  for  women,  or  infants; 
  c  One  used  as  the  mark  or  ensign  of  some  rank,  office, 
  or  dignity,  as  that  of  a  cardinal. 
 
  2.  The  top  or  uppermost  part  the  chief. 
 
  Thou  art  the  cap  of  all  the  fools  alive.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  respectful  uncovering  of  the  head. 
 
  He  that  will  give  a  cap  and  make  a  leg  in  thanks. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  whole  top  of  the  head  of  a  bird  from  the 
  base  of  the  bill  to  the  nape  of  the  neck. 
 
  5.  Anything  resembling  a  cap  in  form  position,  or  use  as: 
  a  (Arch.)  The  uppermost  of  any  assemblage  of  parts  as 
  the  cap  of  column,  door,  etc.;  a  capital,  coping, 
  cornice,  lintel,  or  plate. 
  b  Something  covering  the  top  or  end  of  a  thing  for 
  protection  or  ornament. 
  c  (Naut.)  A  collar  of  iron  or  wood  used  in  joining 
  spars,  as  the  mast  and  the  topmast,  the  bowsprit  and 
  the  jib  boom;  also  a  covering  of  tarred  canvas  at  the 
  end  of  a  rope. 
  d  A  percussion  cap.  See  under  {Percussion}. 
  e  (Mech.)  The  removable  cover  of  a  journal  box. 
  f  (Geom.)  A  portion  of  a  spherical  or  other  convex 
  surface. 
 
  6.  A  large  size  of  writing  paper;  as  flat  cap;  foolscap; 
  legal  cap. 
 
  {Cap  of  a  cannon},  a  piece  of  lead  laid  over  the  vent  to  keep 
  the  priming  dry;  --  now  called  an  apron. 
 
  {Cap  in  hand},  obsequiously;  submissively. 
 
  {Cap  of  liberty}.  See  {Liberty  cap},  under  {Liberty}. 
 
  {Cap  of  maintenance},  a  cap  of  state  carried  before  the  kings 
  of  England  at  the  coronation.  It  is  also  carried  before 
  the  mayors  of  some  cities. 
 
  {Cap  money},  money  collected  in  a  cap  for  the  huntsman  at  the 
  death  of  the  fox. 
 
  {Cap  paper}. 
  a  A  kind  of  writing  paper  including  flat  cap,  foolscap, 
  and  legal  cap. 
  b  A  coarse  wrapping  paper  used  for  making  caps  to  hold 
  commodities. 
 
  {Cap  rock}  (Mining),  The  layer  of  rock  next  overlying  ore, 
  generally  of  barren  vein  material. 
 
  {Flat  cap},  cap  See  {Foolscap}. 
 
  {Forage  cap},  the  cloth  undress  head  covering  of  an  officer 
  of  soldier. 
 
  {Legal  cap},  a  kind  of  folio  writing  paper,  made  for  the  use 
  of  lawyers,  in  long  narrow  sheets  which  have  the  fold  at 
  the  top  or  ``narrow  edge.'' 
 
  {To  set  one's  cap},  to  make  a  fool  of  one  (Obs.)  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  set  one's  cap  for},  to  try  to  win  the  favor  of  a  man  with 
  a  view  to  marriage.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cap  \Cap\,  v.  i. 
  To  uncover  the  head  respectfully.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cap  \Cap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Capped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Capping}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  cap,  or  as  with  a  cap;  to  provide  with  a 
  cap  or  cover;  to  cover  the  top  or  end  of  to  place  a  cap 
  upon  the  proper  part  of  as  to  cap  a  post  to  cap  a  gun. 
 
  The  bones  next  the  joint  are  capped  with  a  smooth 
  cartilaginous  substance.  --Derham. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  cap.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  complete;  to  crown;  to  bring  to  the  highest  point  or 
  consummation;  as  to  cap  the  climax  of  absurdity. 
 
  4.  To  salute  by  removing  the  cap.  [Slang.  Eng.] 
 
  Tom  .  .  .  capped  the  proctor  with  the  profoundest  of 
  bows.  --Thackeray. 
 
  5.  To  match;  to  mate  in  contest;  to  furnish  a  complement  to 
  as  to  cap  text;  to  cap  proverbs.  --Shak. 
 
  Now  I  have  him  under  girdle  I'll  cap  verses  with  him 
  to  the  end  of  the  chapter.  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  In  capping  verses,  when  one  quotes  a  verse  another  must 
  cap  it  by  quoting  one  beginning  with  the  last  letter  of 
  the  first  letter,  or  with  the  first  letter  of  the  last 
  word  or  ending  with  a  rhyming  word  or  by  applying  any 
  other  arbitrary  rule  may  be  agreed  upon 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cap 
  n  1:  a  tight-fitting  covering  for  the  head 
  2:  a  top  (as  for  a  bottle) 
  3:  a  mechanical  or  electrical  device  or  a  small  amount  of 
  explosive;  can  be  used  to  fire  an  explosive  charge  [syn:  {detonator}, 
  {detonating  device}] 
  4:  something  serving  as  a  cover  or  protection 
  5:  umbrellalike  fruiting  structure  forming  the  top  of  a  stalked 
  fleshy  fungus  such  as  a  mushroom  [syn:  {pileus}] 
  6:  an  upper  limit  on  what  is  allowed:  "they  established  a  cap 
  for  prices"  [syn:  {ceiling}] 
  7:  an  artificial  crown  for  a  tooth  [syn:  {crownwork}] 
  8:  the  upper  part  of  a  column  that  supports  the  entablature 
  [syn:  {capital},  {chapiter}] 
  v  1:  lie  at  the  top  of  [syn:  {crest}] 
  2:  restrict  the  number  or  amount  of 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CAP 
 
  1.    {Columbia  AppleTalk  Package}. 
 
  2.    {Carrierless  Amplitude/Phase  Modulation}. 
 
  3.    {Competitive  Access  Provider} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAP 
  Carrierless  Amplitude  Phase  [modulation]  (ADSL,  AT&T) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAP 
  Communications-electronics  Accommodation  Program 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAP 
  Component  Approval  Process 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAP 
  Computer  Aided  Publishing 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAP 
  Computer  Aided  Planning  (CIM) 
 
 




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