Meaning of regulation
Pronunciation: (reg"yu-lā'shun), [key]
- a law, rule, or other order prescribed by authority, esp. to regulate conduct.
- the act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
- the percentage difference in some quantity related to the operation of an apparatus or machine, as the voltage output of a transformer or the speed of a motor, between the value of the quantity at no-load operation and its value at full-load operation.
- the difference between maximum and minimum voltage drops between the anode and the cathode of a gas tube for a specified range of values of the anode current.
- the normal, prescribed duration of a game according to the sport's regulations, exclusive of any extra innings, overtime period, etc.: The Knicks tied the score in the final seconds of regulation, sending the game into overtime.
- prescribed by or conforming to regulation: regulation army equipment.
- usual; normal; customary: the regulation decorations for a Halloween party.
- regulation (Thesaurus)