Commentary: Some rule, either external or internal, that governs behavior or the state of things.
According to official regulations, the kick was out-of-bounds.
A number of new regulations determined John's salary.
Short hair is the regulation around here.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1 2
Commentary: REGULATION[+event] The state of being governed or under control. Being well-regulated.
Military school will give your life some regulation, boy.
Regulation and organization are the keys to our department's success.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: REGULATION[+event] Refers to the act of governing or controlling something. The act of regulating.
The regulation of the airwaves is the SCC's job.
The rebels refused to submit to the government's regulation.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 6
Commentary: REGULATION[+event] The act of organizing or regularizing something. Probably called regularization most of the time.
The regulation of our messy waste-disposal system was one of my early achievements.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Commentary: Embryos have an ability to continue normal development after its structure has been damaged.
If we harnessed an embryo's power of regulation, perhaps we could normalize our cell structures!
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4