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1. General: Principle or rule (with or without the coercive power of law) employed in controlling, directing, or managing an activity, organization, or system.
2. Law: Rule based on and meant to carry out a specific piece of legislation (such as for the protection of environment). Regulations are enforced usually by a regulatory agency formed or mandated to carry out the purpose or provisions of a legislation. Also called regulatory requirement.

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When starting a new business you must know every rule and regulation ahead of time so that everything is up to code.
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It was against regulation for the farmer to wear his overalls to the meeting because it had an impact on the team's feelings.
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When you are starting a new company you must make sure that it will pass every regulation or you could get big fines down the road.
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