NounRegulation (countable and uncountable; plural Regulations)
- (uncountable) The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
- (countable) A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
- Army regulations state a soldier AWOL over 30 days is a deserter.
Regulation (not comparable)
- In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
Procrustean law, accepted, accommodation, accustomed, act, adaptation, adjustment, administration, assimilation, attunement, authoritative, authority, average, balance, balancing, bill, binding, bylaw, canon, canonical, charting, civil government, coaptation, code, codification, command, commandment, common, commonplace, conduct, conformable, consuetudinary, control, convention, conventional, coordination, criterion, current, customary, decree, decretum, dictate, dictated, dictation, dictum, didactic, direction, directive, discipline, dispensation, disposition, edict, empery, empire, enactment, established, everyday, familiar, fiat, fixing, form, form of government, formality, formula, formulary, general orders, general principle, generally accepted, golden rule, governance, government, guidance, guideline, guiding principle, habitual, handling, hard and fast, harmonization, household, husbandry, imperative, institution, instruction, instructive, integration, jus, law, law of nature, lead, leading, legislation, lex, maintenance, management, managery, managing, mandatory, manipulation, maxim, measure, methodization, mitzvah, modification, modulation, moral, norm, norma, normal, normalization, normative, obtaining, official, order, order of nature, ordering, ordinance, ordinary, ordination, ordonnance, organization, oversight, pilotage, planning, political organization, polity, popular, precept, preceptive, predominating, prescribed, prescribed form, prescript, prescription, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, principium, principle, proclamation, pronouncement, rationalization, received, reconcilement, reconciliation, regime, regimen, regnancy, regular, regularization, reign, required, routinization, rubric, rule, ruling, running, set, set form, setting, settled principle, sovereignty, squaring, standard, standing order, statute, statutory, steerage, steering, stock, supervision, sway, synchronization, system of government, systematization, tenet, the conn, the helm, the wheel, time-honored, timing, traditional, typical, ukase, universal, universal law, usual, vernacular, widespread, wonted, working principle, working rule
- Regulation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Regulation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911