Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun regulation

6 senses of regulation

Sense 1
regulation, ordinance -- (an authoritative rule)
       => rule, prescript -- (prescribed guide for conduct or action)

Sense 2
rule, regulation -- (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation")
       => concept, conception, construct -- (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Sense 3
regulation -- (the state of being controlled or governed)
       => dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control -- (the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her")

Sense 4
regulation -- ((embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered)
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 5
regulation, regularization, regularisation -- (the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular)
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

Sense 6
regulation, regulating -- (the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians")
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

Antonyms of adj regulation

1 sense of regulation

Sense 1
regulation -- (prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army equipment")

INDIRECT (VIA standard) -> nonstandard -- (varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board")

Similarity of adj regulation

1 sense of regulation

Sense 1
regulation -- (prescribed by or according to regulation; "regulation army equipment")
       => standard (vs. nonstandard) -- (conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure")

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