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noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
B2 an official rule or the act of controlling something: safety/health/traffic/fire/security regulations The correct procedure is laid down in the rules and regulations. government regulation of inflation
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adjective uk   us   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
according to the rules or the usual way of doing things: businessmen in their regulation pinstripe suits It's regulation to wear suits at the office. a regulation football pitch
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