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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.
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This federal preemption is a matter of considerable consequence, since the 10th Amendment would otherwise preclude federal regulation in many of these areas.
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To free Americans from bureaucratic red tape," the Contract With America states, "we will require every new regulation to stand a new test: Does it provide benefits worth the cost?
CLIA expands the scope of regulation of clinical laboratories by requiring all clinical laboratories to comply with certification requirements, regardless of the type of laboratory and regardless of whether the laboratory receives federal funds.
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This study involved an in-depth analysis of multiple frequency regulation scenarios for three of the grid operators we are targeting," said Bill Capp, president and CEO of Beacon Power.
The final regulations adopted proposed regulations issued in 20035 without modification.