Over-regulation



[reg-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
a law, rule, or other order prescribed by authority, especially to conduct.
2.
the act of or the state of being .
3.
Machinery. 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.
4.
Electronics. 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.
5.
Sports. 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.
adjective
6.
prescribed by or conforming to regulation:
regulation army equipment.
7.
usual; normal; customary:
the regulation decorations for a Halloween party.
/ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of regulating
2.
a rule, principle, or condition that governs procedure or behaviour
3.
a governmental or ministerial order having the force of law
4.
(embryol) the ability of an animal embryo to develop normally after its structure has been altered or damaged in some way
5.
(modifier) as required by official rules or procedure: regulation uniform
6.
(modifier) normal; usual; conforming to accepted standards: a regulation haircut
7.
(electrical engineering) the change in voltage occurring when a load is connected across a power supply, caused by internal resistance (for direct current) or internal impedance (alternating current)
n.

1670s, “act of regulating; state of being reduced to order,” noun of action from regulate. Meaning “rule for management” is from 1715. Related: Regulations.

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

Laws through which governments can control privately owned businesses.

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