how to pronounce regulation


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regulation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of regulation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the new regulation expressly says that …”

meanings of regulation


  1. A type of law made by the executive branch of government, usually by virtue of a statute made by the legislative branch giving the executive the authority to do so.
  2. Physiological process which consists in maintaining homoeostasis.
  3. A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization. Army regulations state a soldier AWOL over 30 days is a deserter.
  4. Mechanism controlling DNA transcription.
  5. The act of regulating or the condition of being regulated.
  6. A form of legislative act which is self-effecting, and requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law.


  1. In conformity with applicable rules and regulations.

regulation frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word regulation occurs in english on average 10.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics regulation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that regulation can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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