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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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Included is a discussion of a recent governmental enactment to limit the liability of certain telecommunications service providers (TSPs) for content posted on their networks, efforts to regulate the transmission of spam, and proposed privacy measures and consumer protection laws.
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States have the right to regulate labs more stringently than the federal government.
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The new papers and another one by Goldberg's team in an upcoming American Journal of Physiology offer evidence that the same hormone-driven signal cascade that directs muscle growth also regulates muscle atrophy.
Some shortsighted leaders within the insurance industry are even buying into the argument that Washington could regulate insurance better than the states have done for the past 150 years.
But his provocative admonition to beware absolutist defenses of free speech online deserves attention, especially as the federal government continues to consider how to regulate the Internet.
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The FAA regulates noise according to a value called the day-night average sound level, abbreviated as DNL.