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Concise Dictionary
regulations‚regjə'leɪʃn /-jʊ-
+an authoritative rule
+a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
+the state of being controlled or governed
+(embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered
+the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
+the act of controlling or directing according to rule
+prescribed by or according to regulation
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 adjustment, modification, modulation, control, balance, balancing, setting, fixing, organization, maintenance:
The regulation of the temperature is accomplished by the thermostat.
2 rule, ruling, law, code, by-law or bye-law, edict, order, ordinance, statute, decree, directive, dictate:
There are strict regulations governing the sale, disposal, and movement of radioactive materials
3 edict, ukase, pronouncement, fiat, (papal) bull, proclamation:
A regulation was issued against meetings of more than five people.
4 standard, accepted, official, required, prescribed, mandatory:
The soldier was not wearing a regulation uniform.
5 usual, normal, ordinary, customary, typical:
If you use anything but regulation accessories, the guarantee will be null and void.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, adjective
+ noun
1 [C, usually pl.] an official rule made by a government or some other authority: too many rules and regulations + fire / safety / building regulations + to comply with the regulations + Under the new regulations spending on office equipment will be strictly controlled. + the strict regulations governing the sale of weapons
2 [U] controlling sth by means of rules: the voluntary regulation of the press
+ adjective [only before noun] that must be worn or used according to the official rules: in regulation uniform
Collocation Dictionary

1 control of sth


strict, tight, tough | increased | government, international, official, professional, public, state |
legal, statutory | self, voluntary
| economic, environmental, financial | price, temperature


call for, demand
They are calling for tighter regulation of the industry.
| introduce | be subject to
Theatre, cinema and broadcasting are all subject to regulation by local authorities.


~ by
regulation by local authorities

2 (usually regulations) law/rule


strict, stringent, tighter, tougher
The Act imposes more stringent regulations on atmospheric pollution.
| draft | emergency | statutory | building, fire, hygiene, planning, safety, traffic, etc. | EU, federal, government, international, official | prison, school


comply with, conform to, meet, observe, satisfy
To comply with government hygiene regulations, there must be a separate sink for hand washing.
| breach, break, contravene, flout, infringe | adopt, bring in, impose, introduce, issue, make
These restrictions are set out in regulations made by the minister.
| liberalize, relax
The government is under pressure to relax censorship regulations.
| tighten | enforce
In practice, the regulations are rarely enforced.


be designed to
The regulations are designed to encourage lower consumption of water.
| control sth, govern sth, protect sth
regulations governing trade and industry
| impose sth, require sth, restrict sth, specify sth, stipulate sth
Regulations require water authorities to test sea water for bacteria.
| apply (to sth)
These regulations apply to all cows sold after June 1998.
| come into force


uniform, white shirt, etc.
She was wearing the regulation school uniform.


against (the) ~s
It's against safety regulations to fix these doors open.
| in (the) ~
The limits are specified in the regulations.
| under (the) ~
Under the new regulations, each worker must have a rest every two hours.
| ~s concerning/regarding
There are strict regulations concerning the adoption of children.
| ~ on
regulations on hygiene


a breach of the regulations, compliance with a regulation, in accordance with (the) regulations
The notice is in accordance with Regulation 7.
| rules and regulations

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