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Regulation

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
regulation (noun)
1.
the act of the state of being - regulating regulated
2.
a) an authoritative rule dealing with details or procedure - safety regulations
b) a rule or order issued by an executive authority or agency of a government and having the force of law - regulatory
3.
a) the process of redistributing material (as in an embryo) to restore a damaged or lost part independent of new tissue growth
b) the mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development law
regulation (adjective)
conforming to - regulations official
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
regulation (noun)
1.
a statement spelling out the proper procedure or conduct for an activity
SYNONYMS:
bylaw, ground rule, reg, regulation
RELATED WORDS:
code, constitution, decalogue, directory; act, law, ordinance, statute; behest, charge, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, edict, fiat, instruction, order; axiom, fundamental, maxim, precept; moral, principle, value; ban, interdiction, prohibition, proscription, restriction; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice ( practise), tradition, way; blueprint, canon, formula, guide, guideline, standard
regulation (noun)
2.
the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
SYNONYMS:
administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervision
RELATED WORDS:
generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis ( egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement
regulation (noun)
3.
the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control
SYNONYMS:
care, charge, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillance
RELATED WORDS:
monitoring, observance, observation, observing, policing; administration, control, direction, generalship, hand(s), management, running; leadership, piloting, shepherding, steering; government, reign, rule; aegis ( egis), auspices, guardianship, protection, trusteeship, tutelage
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