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1. (of flowers) having any of their parts, esp petals, alike in size, shape, arrangement, etc.; symmetrical
2. Maths
a. (of a polygon) equilateral and equiangular
b. (of a polyhedron) having identical regular polygons as faces that make identical angles with each other
c. (of a prism) having regular polygons as bases
d. (of a pyramid) having a regular polygon as a base and the altitude passing through the centre of the base
e. another name for analytic
3. Botany another word for actinomorphic
4. subject to the rule of an established religious order or community
5. US Politics of, selected by, or loyal to the leadership or platform of a political party
6. Crystallog another word for cubic
7. a member of a religious order or congregation, as contrasted with a secular
8. US Politics a party member loyal to the leadership, organization, platform, etc., of his party

regular

[′reg·yə·lər]
(botany)
Having radial symmetry, referring to a flower.
(electromagnetism)
In a definite direction; not diffused or scattered, when applied to reflection, refraction, or transmission.
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It would make it very difficult for California to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars,'' Sierra Club attorney David Bookbinder said.
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Under the bill, the FAA is given full jurisdiction to regulate launches to ensure the safety of people on the ground.
When the federal government regulates complex industries, it tends to slay away from placing large numbers of federal employees in each state to effectively regulate the industry in question.
This office is patterned after two other Treasury bureaus, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which charters and regulates national banks, and the Office of Thrift Supervision, which charters and regulates federal savings and loans.
Based on data collected from employee surveys, the SCAQMD estimates that the commuters who were allowed to regulate themselves last year fell short of state goals and increased the amount of pollutants in the air.
As The Federalist makes clear, the commerce clause was intended to take this issue out of state hands by allowing only Congress to regulate interstate commerce (with ``regulate'' taking its then-current meaning of ``to make regular or remove impediments'') but not to create an extensive federal power to control the minutiae of economic life (following regulate's more recent meaning of ``to tell others what to do'').
Self-regulated learning (SRL) has been defined as, "an active, constructive process whereby learners set goals for their learning and then attempt to monitor, regulate, and control their cognition, motivation, and behavior, guided and constrained by their goals and the contextual features of the environment" (Pintrich, 2000, p.
The second category of WBPT a college instructor can utilize to prompt students to self regulate is collaborative and communication tools.
However, some institutions have tried to regulate any type of speech that might offend any particular group or sub-group (Heiser & Rossow, 1993).