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noun regulation pronunciation in American English /ˌreɡjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] an official rule that controls the way that things are done

    Smoke detectors must be installed to comply with fire regulations.

    building/safety/environmental regulations

    rules and regulations:

    Before rules and regulations were introduced, the sport was very dangerous.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] control of an activity, process, or industry by official rules

    Following these latest revelations, the government has promised stricter regulation of the stock market.

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