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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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The costs associated with satisfying regulatory requirements for 51 different systems is an expense that is borne by the industry and ultimately paid by consumers.
Regulatory compliance is of greatest concern in highly regulated vertical industries, such as financial services, pharmaceutical manufacturing and life sciences.
Changes, or mutations, in the human prodynorphin regulatory sequence must have enhanced survival over other primate species, the investigators contend, while the geographic differences that they found may have bestowed as yet unknown advantages on specific human populations.
Soon enough, Tozzi's domain became known as the "black hole" of the regulatory process for its reputation of sucking in rules proposed by agencies and never letting them see light again.
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The regulatory framework should encourage these banks to adopt the best possible risk measurement and management techniques while allowing for the considerable differences in their business strategies.
In contrast, the ability to predict local effects in humans is currently limited by a lack of good quality data and, consequently, has limited regulatory use.
On the other hand, the Tax Court found that FPL's accounting method was to treat certain repairs as capital expenditures on its returns in accordance with its regulatory reporting method.
In the first year after the order was issued, the alphabet soup of regulatory agencies spewed forth more than 40 new regulations costing more than $100 million a year, nearly as many as the year before.
We have certainly trimmed our sails," said Jerry Jasinowski, the president of the National Association of Manufacturers and the main spokesman for the corporate coalition lobbying for regulatory changes.