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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  regulation 
  adj  :  prescribed  by  or  according  to  regulation;  "regulation  army 
  equipment" 
  n  1:  an  authoritative  rule  or  law  [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  act  of  regulating;  "fiscal  regulations  are  in  the  hands 
  of  politicians"  [syn:  {regulating}] 




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