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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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22 the state Office of Administrative Law approved the emergency regulation for heat illness prevention.
Pete Wilson said the ruling would have little effect because the state has submitted fast-track regulations to the state Office of Administrative Law.
After a successful legal career including serving as a corporate attorney for Fortune 500 companies, and the first woman to head California's powerful Office of Administrative Law, Stockdale is now devoting full time to writing the Careers for Kids book series and has developed a companion doll line.
The Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC), an insurance trade association representing insurers that provide insurance for 50 percent of all homes in California, noted today that there is not one statute in the entire Insurance Code of California that authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to adopt a proposed set of homeowners' insurance regulations submitted to the Office of Administrative Law on April 26, 2005.
SAN FRANCISCO -- In an effort to meet the Legislature's stringent requirement for regulations implementing SB 899 by January 1, 2005, the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR), Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) today filed its permanent disability rating schedule emergency regulations with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), according to Andrea Hoch, administrative director of DWC.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Office of Administrative Law has formally approved an earlier motion by the California Fish and Game Commission to close the black abalone fishery in ocean waters.
DIR today filed the proposed permanent regulations, which vary only slightly from the proposed emergency regulations filed on December 10, 2004, with the Office of Administrative Law.
25 ~PRNewswire~ -- California Insurance Department's Regulation 23D, which was approved today by the Office of Administrative Law, is a major industry as well as consumer victory, according to the Surplus Line Association (SLA) of California.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), a division of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today filed regulations with the Office of Administrative Law that will provide workers more flexibility in taking meal and rest periods and clarify penalty assessments paid to workers by noncompliant employers.

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