- regulation reg‧u‧la‧tion [ˌregjˈleɪʆn] noun1. [countable] LAW an official rule or order:
• The company was found to be in breach of (= to be breaking ) health and safety regulations.
• Tighter regulations are being introduced to protect the environment from car exhaust emissions.one of a set of rules about how buildings should be built, for safety and appearance:
• All structures must comply with (= obey ) the current building regulations.2. [singular, uncountable] control over something, especially by rules:
• the regulation of public spending
• City regulation has failed to deal with insider-dealing and market manipulation.
• There needs to be tighter regulation of advertisements for drugs.ˌstatutory reguˈlation [uncountable] LAWwhen a financial market or industry is controlled by a government organization, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US, rather than being allowed to control itself
* * *Ⅰ.regulation UK US /ˌregjəˈleɪʃən/ noun► [C] LAW, GOVERNMENT an official rule or law: »
They are introducing new policies and regulations for e-commerce.»
environmental/safety/ import regulations»
There are far too many rules and regulations.► [U] LAW, GOVERNMENT the activity of checking that a business is following official rules or laws: »
This affects the operation and regulation of the accounting profession.»
They are looking at the replacement of government regulation by self-regulation and market mechanisms.Ⅱ.regulation UK US /ˌreɡjəˈleɪʃən/ adjective [before noun] WORKPLACE► used to describe official clothes or equipment used by people in a particular type of work: »
All flight attendants are required to wear regulation uniform.»
Security staff are issued with regulation kit.
Financial and business terms. 2012.