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regulation

1 noun
     
Related topics: Government, Law
reg‧u‧la‧tion1 S2 W2
1 [countable]PGSCL an official rule or order:
There seem to be so many rules and regulations these days.
regulation on
new regulations on imports
regulations governing the safety of toys
building/planning/fire/health regulations
The local authority is introducing new planning regulations.
All companies must comply with the regulations.
under ... regulations
Under the new regulations, all staff must have safety training.
2 [uncountable] control over something, especially by rules
regulation of
the regulation of public spending

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