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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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IT administrators are now able to easily identify and report on regulated files across multi-vendor storage platforms, heterogeneous file systems, and DAS, NAS, and SAN environments.
The AhR regulated GFP expression system described here could be a useful tool to elaborate the molecular mechanism by which AhR regulates important developmental genes in vascular tissues.
When price controls took effect in 1993, after a 1992 law that regulated the industry, rates initially went down, saving customers billions of dollars.
The states must reduce administrative costs for both the regulator and the regulated, as well as facilitate the availability of more insurance products to satisfy public demand.
Storm-water runoff in Southern California is regulated by three types of permits: for construction sites, industrial facilities, and cities.
The HVS data showed more than twice the number of regulated apartments have families making between $150,000 and $199,999 - 8,658 versus 4,822 - and more than twice the number of regulated apartment dwellers make between $200,000 and $249,000 - 4,933 versus 1,798.
According to the electronic polls conducted at the AICPA spring council meeting and NASBA's June regional meetings, both the AICPA and NASBA respondents agreed CPAs who perform services also performed by non-CPAs should be regulated (76% agreement at the NASBA meetings and 61% at the AICPA council meeting).
In the middle of the five-protein structure there is a much narrower gap, too small to be seen on the image, where ion flow is probably regulated, Unwin says.
Each microRNA is believed to regulate multiple genes, with predictions that greater than one third of all human genes may be regulated by miRNA molecules.
The draft would give insurance companies the option of being chartered and regulated by the federal government or by an individual state.
The Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 also includes new comprehensive requirements for independent auditors who are a key component of the regulatory safeguards to prevent the subsidy of competitive services by regulated services.
And even if they are fully leased, regulated apartment buildings containing high-turnover units often are being rented at below the allowed regulated rents.