what does "Regulation-Sized" mean? any synonym? (is it similar to gigantic?) "a regulation-sized baseball that’s about 10-feet around"?

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Regulation sized generally means a size that complies with the dimensions specified in the pertinent regulation.

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  • 1 month ago

    A regulation-sized baseball cannot be about 10 feet around because the regulation declares its size as being that of a normal baseball.  A 10-foot circumference baseball is not regulation-sized.  Baseball has rules and one of the rules (regulations) declares the composition and size of the ball that is to be used.  A ten-foot ball is not what they require.

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  • 1 month ago

    organized sports have managing bodies that specify the legal dimensions and composition of equipment used in their sport. these are collectively referred to a regulations, so a 'regulation size' something is [example] a baseball that meets the requirements

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  • Bill
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    1 month ago

    Regulation sized means the size specified in the regulations of an organized sport. A regulation sized baseball might be different sizes for high school, college or major league baseball.

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    • RE
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      A paintball the size of a regulation-sized baseball would be very large for a paintball, and could easily be the world's largest. I think the meaning is straightforward or maybe slightly exaggerated, but not ironic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Means it conforms to a regulation - so it is not similar to gigantic: it is whatever the accepted standard is for that sport or activity. I expect they mean the design of the ball was like a proper baseball, just way bigger. Sometimes used as a point of comparison eg a soap powder carton being 30% larger than the regular size - the synonym here being 'usual' 

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