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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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Federal regulation of insurance is not a new concept to the insurance industry and is currently being considered as an alternative to our current state -based regulatory system.
For many years, regulatory compliance processes have been largely manual, but the complexity and sheer size of the problem makes this approach unsustainable.
Geneticist Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, regards the new study as the first convincing demonstration of a regulatory gene influencing human evolution.
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4) The focus of the reform has been on strengthening the regulatory capital framework for large, internationally active banking organizations through minimum capital requirements that are more sensitive to an institution's risk profile and that reinforce incentives for strong risk management.
This was recognized as a convergence of industry and regulatory agency positions regarding the scope of QSAR use and an acceptance that both positive and negative assignment of a chemical can be achieved with (Q)SAR models.
FPL alleged that it intended to expense the items; it used the regulatory method only as a "starting point" and intended to make adjustments to increase deductible repair expenses for tax purposes when it became aware of the erroneous capitalization.
Dan Quayle, to take up the regulatory reform banner through a "Council on Competitiveness.
Industry lost the battle and regulatory reform has become a political football," said the minutes, taken by an American Petroleum Institute consultant, Arnold Moore.