regulation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"regulation" in British English

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regulationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
B2 an ​officialrule or the ​act of ​controlling something: safety/​health/​traffic/​fire/​security regulations The ​correctprocedure is ​laid down in the rules and regulations. government regulation ofinflation
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uk   us   /ˌreɡ.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
according to the ​rules or the ​usual way of doing things: businessmen in ​their regulation ​pinstripesuits It's regulation to ​wearsuits at the ​office. a regulation ​footballpitch
(Definition of regulation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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regulationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌreɡ·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/
biology [U] the ​chemical and ​nerveprocesses that ​allowpeople to ​adjust to ​changes in themselves and ​theirenvironment so that they can ​continue to ​live
the ​rules or ​systems that are used by a ​person or ​organization to ​control an ​activity or ​process, or the ​action of ​controlling the ​activity or ​process: [C] federalsafety regulations [U] She ​favorsgovernment regulation of health-care ​systems.
(Definition of regulation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regulation" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˌreɡjəˈleɪʃən/
[C] LAW, GOVERNMENT an ​officialrule 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 ​followingofficialrules or ​laws: This affects the ​operation and regulation of the ​accountingprofession. They are looking at the ​replacement of ​government regulation by self-regulation and ​marketmechanisms.

regulationadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌreɡjəˈleɪʃən/ WORKPLACE
used to describe ​official clothes or ​equipment used by ​people in a particular ​type of ​work: All ​flight attendants are ​required to ​wear regulation ​uniform. Security ​staff are ​issued with regulation ​kit.
(Definition of regulation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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