regulation

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regulation reg·u·la·tion (rěg'yə-lā'shən)
n.

  1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.

  2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.

  3. A governmental order having the force of law.

  4. The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.

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