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regulation

1. a governmental or ministerial order having the force of law
2. Embryol the ability of an animal embryo to develop normally after its structure has been altered or damaged in some way
3. 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)

regulation

[‚reg·yə′lā·shən]
(control systems)
The process of holding constant a quantity such as speed, temperature, voltage, or position by means of an electronic or other system that automatically corrects errors by feeding back into the system the condition being regulated; regulation thus is based on feedback, whereas control is not.
(electricity)
The change in output voltage that occurs between no load and full load in a transformer, generator, or other source.
(electronics)
The difference between the maximum and minimum tube voltage drops within a specified range of anode current in a gas tube.

regulation

Any rule prescribing permitted or forbidden conduct, whether established by legislation or the action of an administrative agency; also see building code.
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Pending the promulgation of final regulations, the Treasury Department and IRS will treat positions consistent with the 2006 proposed regulations to be reasonable constructions of section 987.
A regulation to cut Escherichia coli in food might be reduced to a score of 27, while a regulation to slash auto accident fatalities might have a score of 39, and a regulation to throttle sulfur dioxide pollution might have a score of 62.
The recreational fisheries affected by groundfish regulation changes in 2005 include those for rockfish, cabezon, kelp greenling, California scorpionfish, lingcod, some flatfish, some sharks and other federally managed groundfish species.
While three were the SEC's first regulation FD enforcement actions, the agency's regional offices have been actively monitoring potential violations.
In actuality, every other source of law - statute, regulation, court case, or other - depends upon the Constitution's authorization and can only exist and operate insofar as it complies with the strictures of the Constitution and its attendant body of interpretive case law.
The result of these studies is certain to be a heightened interest in possible federal regulation.
Indeed, for opponents of regulation, vagueness is a powerful weapon.
Included in the proposed regulation is an expanded definition of financial relationship that covers indirect financial relationships.
For a variance, the petitioner must demonstrate that the physical or chemical properties of the waste differ significantly from the waste analyzed in developing the treatment standard, and, thus, cannot be treated to regulation levels.
an international energy industry consulting firm, was commissioned by Beacon Power as a subcontractor under a previously announced contract to design a 20-megawatt Smart Energy Matrix frequency regulation power plant.