Synonyms of regulation


1. regulation, ordinance, rule, prescript

usage: an authoritative rule

2. rule, regulation, concept, conception, construct

usage: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"

3. regulation, dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control

usage: the state of being controlled or governed

4. regulation, organic process, biological process

usage: (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered

5. regulation, regularization, regularisation, control

usage: the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular

6. regulation, regulating, control

usage: the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"


1. regulation, standard (vs. nonstandard)

usage: prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army equipment"

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Definition and meaning of regulation (Dictionary)