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English definition of “regulation”

regulation

noun     /ˌreɡjəˈleɪʃən/
[C] LAW, GOVERNMENT an official rule or law: They are introducing new policies and regulations for e-commerce. environmental/safety/ import regulations There are far too many rules and regulations.
[U] LAW, GOVERNMENT the activity of checking that a business is following official rules or laws: This affects the operation and regulation of the accounting profession. They are looking at the replacement of government regulation by self-regulation and market mechanisms.
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(Definition of regulation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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