• The regulation of traffic
    The regulation of traffic
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj regulation prescribed by or according to regulation "regulation army equipment"
    • n regulation the act of controlling or directing according to rule "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
    • n regulation the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
    • n regulation a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast","short haircuts were the regulation"
    • n regulation an authoritative rule
    • n regulation (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
    • n regulation the state of being controlled or governed
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Construction of Beard's Regulator Construction of Beard's Regulator
Beard's Regulator Beard's Regulator
Regulator and Gauge Regulator and Gauge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches
    • Regulation A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.
    • Regulation The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated. "The temper and regulation of our own minds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose
    • n regulation The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated or reduced to order.
    • n regulation A rule or order prescribed by a superior or competent authority as to the actions of those under its control; a governing direction; precept; law: as, police regulations; more specifically, a rule prescribed by a municipality, corporation, or society for the conduct of third persons dealing with it, as distinguished from
    • n regulation bylaw, a term which is generally used rather with reference to the standing rules governing its own internal organization and the conduct of its officers and members, and
    • n regulation ordinance, which is generally used in the United States for the local legislation of municipalities.
    • n regulation In musical instruments with a keyboard, the act or process of adjusting the action so that it shall be noiseless, prompt, and sensitive to every variation of touch.
    • n regulation Synonyms Disposition, ordering, adjustment.
    • n regulation Ordinance, Statute, etc. See law.
    • regulation Having a fixed or regulated pattern or style; in accord with a rule or standard.
    • regulation To bring under regulations; cause to conform to rules.
    • n regulation In biology, readjustment which restores the completeness of the whole in a part that has been removed from the body of an organism or in an organism that has lost part of its body.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
    • Regulation act of regulating: state of being regulated: a rule or order prescribed: precept: law
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  • Laurence Sterne
    “One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.”
  • John M. Thomas
    John M. Thomas
    “You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.”
  • Saying
    “Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will.”
  • George Lundberg
    George Lundberg
    “Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversation at a bar.”
  • Aristotle
    “The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. regularisregula, a rule—regĕre, to rule.


In literature:

All that it is proposed to do is to take them under control and regulation.
"The New Freedom" by Woodrow Wilson
In the spring, the amount of Pratts Animal Regulator given should be somewhat increased.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
I am exceedingly pleased to hear of your regulation for stopping our wagons at Roanoke.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I enclose you herein a copy of the letter from the minister of finance to me, making several advantageous regulations for our commerce.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
A very singular regulation exists in reference to the ladies.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Show how England renewed her policy of regulation in 1767.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
As Calhoun was discussing governmental regulation he supposed an example from majority rule.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
One thing however seems certain; viz., that the Urabunna regulations do not give the same result as the four-class regulations.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
It is a receptacle secured to the fire-box and usually provided with dampers to regulate the flow of air to the fire.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Form, then, a systematic plan to regulate your daily employments.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb

In poetry:

Disorder and confusion wild,
May never enter here;
But regulations wisely made,
Guide well the social sphere.
"How To Make Home Happy" by Lizzie E Palmer
Direct me, by thy sacred Spirit, still
To regulate each act, each word, each thought,
According to the dictates of thy will,
And those commandments thou to us hast taught.
"A Morning Prayer, To Be Us'd After A Person Is Up, Wash'd, And Dress'd" by Rees Prichard
O shade, so sedate and decorous by day, with calm countenance and
regulated pace;
But away, at night, as you fly, none looking—O then the unloosen'd
Of tears! tears! tears!
"Tears" by Walt Whitman
A sight that gives me much distress
Is George without his trousers,
Garbed, scantily, in bathing dress
Proscribed by saintly Wowsers,
And Gerty, gay and forward flirt,
Without the regulation shirt.
"The Minglers" by C J Dennis
Let Husbands ne'er, for George's sake,
Wear horns but those of female make:
They fit best which your loving spouse
Silently places on your brows.
When she conducts them you'll look big;
She'll regulate them like your wig.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton
The rules and regulations, they're not difficult of learning,
They are to live upon the cash which others have been earning.
To never let a chance go by of being in a shout, sir,
And if they see a slant to turn your pockets inside out, sir.
"The Loafers' Club" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

OHIO – First detection in June 2011 Regulated Area: 61 sq.
The unique challenge today's bankers face Regulators may ask banks to "shock" their portfolios for rising rates, but today the worry concerns rates that won't move.
More than a third of the more than 400 food operations at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver failed to fully meet health regulations, reports the Vancouver Sun.
A utility is telling Pennsylvania regulators it had no way of knowing a pipeline implicated in a fatal gas explosion in Allentown would fail.
Regulators Serve Up Alphabet Soup .
For its launch next month, the MLB Network has built Studio 42, with an infield that's half regulation size.
Last April, federal regulators shut down New Frontier Bank.
Community banks should not be driven from the mortgage market by new regulations.
As the UK's central bank searches for its next Governor, CFOs are seen as less likely candidates than regulators.
Lawmakers Criticize Bank of England , Regulator.
Bank of England Worried About 2010 Positions But Didn't Alert Other Regulators.
Banking industry needs separation, not regulation.
Republican senators again block vote on financial regulation.
The Kidneys' Role in Blood Glucose Regulation.
The Regulators Blowtorch Oil Speculators.

In science:

Explaining the mechanisms which initiate and regulate star-formation and AGN activity in galaxies along the Hubble diagram has proven as challenging.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
As we will fully explore in Paper III, the accretion rate onto the supermassive black hole could be the parameter that regulates the prominence of the lines.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
As shown in , it plays the role of a regulator of the intrinsic ⊥ .
Dipole emission from a real cavity in a random medium. Fluorescence in a homogeneous medium II
RBNs were originally introduced by Kauffman as simplified models of gene regulation networks [6, 7].
Damage Spreading in Spatial and Small-world Random Boolean Networks
Boolean networks (BNs) are used to model the dynamics of a wide variety of complex systems, ranging from neural networks and social systems to gene regulation networks , sometimes combined with evolutionary processes [4, 5].
Perturbation propagation in random and evolved Boolean networks