Meaning of deregulation in English:


Pronunciation /diːrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

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mass noun
  • The removal of regulations or restrictions, especially in a particular industry.

    ‘he fought for deregulation of the telecom industry’
    • ‘banks were allowed to grant mortgages following financial deregulation’
    • ‘The essential issue here is the extent to which a desirable condition for privatization is economic deregulation.’
    • ‘A major deregulation programme was initiated in 1993 to encourage private investment.’
    • ‘Further deregulation took place in 1988 through secondary legislation.’
    • ‘Another delicate issue concerns the deregulation of foreign banking in Asian financial markets.’
    • ‘In effect, as deregulation has concentrated media ownership, its power has grown unchecked.’
    • ‘A major reason is that after deregulation, the airline industry began to change dramatically.’
    • ‘In France, broadcast deregulation was implemented by the socialist Mitterrand government.’
    • ‘Edison played a major role in crafting the 1996 deregulation law.’
    • ‘Flaws in California's deregulation plan have aggravated its electricity woes.’
    • ‘Pay, working hours and conditions in the bus industry have become notorious since privatisation and deregulation.’