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reg·u·la·tor

 (rĕg′yə-lā′tər)
n.
1. One that regulates, as:
a. The mechanism in a watch by which its speed is governed.
b. A highly accurate clock used as a standard for timing other clocks.
c. A device used to maintain uniform speed in a machine; a governor.
d. A device used to control the flow of gases, liquids, or electric current.
2. One, such as the member of a governmental regulatory agency, that ensures compliance with laws, regulations, and established rules: banking regulators; price regulators.
3. A substance that affects the amount of product or the progress of a biochemical reaction or process: a regulator of embryogenesis.

regulator

(ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that regulates
2. (Horology) the mechanism, including the hairspring and the balance wheel, by which the speed of a timepiece is regulated
3. (Horology) a timepiece, known to be accurate, by which others are timed and regulated
4. (Mechanical Engineering) any of various mechanisms or devices, such as a governor valve, for controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, voltage, etc
5. (Genetics) Also called: regulator gene a gene the product of which controls the synthesis of a product from another gene

reg•u•la•tor

(ˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that regulates.
2.
a. an adjustable device in a clock or a watch for making it go faster or slower.
b. a master clock, usu. of great accuracy, against which other clocks are checked.
3. any of various devices designed to control the flow of liquids, gases, or electrical current.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
aperture - a device that controls amount of light admitted
ball cock, ballcock - floating ball that controls level in a water tank
controller, control - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
draft - a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
faucet, spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
peg - regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
petcock - regulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining
register - a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
escape cock, escape valve, relief valve, safety valve, escape - a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate, floodgate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
thermoregulator, thermostat - a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat
2.regulator - an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
3.regulator - a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
controller, control - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
flywheel - regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine
timer - a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times
Translations
مُنَظِّم، جِهاز يَتَحَكَّم بالسُّرْعَه
regulátor
kontrollant
szabályozó
gangráîur
düzenleyiciregülatör

regulator

[ˈregjʊleɪtəʳ] N
1. (Tech) → regulador m
2. (= person, organization) persona u organización que regula oficialmente un sector de los negocios o la industria

regulator

[ˈrɛgjʊleɪtər] n
(= person, organization) → régulateur/trice m/f
the country's telecoms industry regulator → le régulateur des télécoms du pays
(= device, mechanism) → régulateur m
voltage regulator → régulateur m de tension

regulator

n (= instrument)Regler m; (in clock, watch) → Gangregler m; (for manual adjustment) → Rücker m

regulator

[ˈrɛgjʊleɪtəʳ] n (Tech) → regolatore m

regular

(ˈregjulə) adjective
1. usual. Saturday is his regular day for shopping; That isn't our regular postman, is it?
2. (American) normal. He's too handicapped to attend a regular school.
3. occurring, acting etc with equal amounts of space, time etc between. They placed guards at regular intervals round the camp; Is his pulse regular?
4. involving doing the same things at the same time each day etc. a man of regular habits.
5. frequent. He's a regular visitor; He's one of our regular customers.
6. permanent; lasting. He's looking for a regular job.
7. (of a noun, verb etc) following one of the usual grammatical patterns of the language. `Walk' is a regular verb, but `go' is an irregular verb.
8. the same on both or all sides or parts; neat; symmetrical. a girl with regular features; A square is a regular figure.
9. of ordinary size. I don't want the large size of packet – just give me the regular one.
10. (of a soldier) employed full-time, professional; (of an army) composed of regular soldiers.
noun
1. a soldier in the regular army.
2. a regular customer (eg at a bar).
ˌreguˈlarity (-ˈla-) noun
ˈregularly adverb
1. at regular times, places etc. His heart was beating regularly.
2. frequently. He comes here regularly.
ˈregulate (-leit) verb
1. to control. We must regulate our spending; Traffic lights are used to regulate traffic.
2. to adjust (a piece of machinery etc) so that it works at a certain rate etc. Can you regulate this watch so that it keeps time accurately?
ˌreguˈlation noun
1. a rule or instruction. There are certain regulations laid down as to how this job should be done, and these must be obeyed; (also adjective) Please use envelopes of the regulation size.
2. the act of regulating. the regulation of a piece of machinery.
ˈregulator (-lei-) noun
a thing that regulates (a piece of machinery etc).

reg·u·la·tor

n. regulador-a.
References in classic literature ?
The new patient, if very feeble, began with one grape before breakfast, took three during breakfast, a couple between meals, five at luncheon, three in the afternoon, seven at dinner, four for supper, and part of a grape just before going to bed, by way of a general regulator.
If individuals enter into a state of society, the laws of that society must be the supreme regulator of their conduct.
A Sioux chief, wishing to stop the train, but not knowing how to work the regulator, had opened wide instead of closing the steam-valve, and the locomotive was plunging forward with terrific velocity.
After it had been wound up, the regulator, or something, broke, and it ran down, as I said, in about three seconds.
I've set that old regulator up faster and faster, till I've shoved it clear around, but it don't do any good; she just distances every watch in the ship, and clatters along in a way that's astonishing till it is noon, but them eight bells always gets in about ten minutes ahead of her anyway.
But, as he had said, he had pushed the regulator up as far as it would go, and the watch was "on its best gait," and so nothing was left him but to fold his hands and see the ship beat the race.
In submarine works, the workman, clad in an impervious dress, with his head in a metal helmet, receives air from above by means of forcing pumps and regulators.
And with regard to their influencing public manners, Miss Crawford must not misunderstand me, or suppose I mean to call them the arbiters of good-breeding, the regulators of refinement and courtesy, the masters of the ceremonies of life.
The first thing necessary is to establish proper regulators in the markets; for which purpose a certain magistrate should be appointed to inspect their contracts and preserve good order; for of necessity, in almost every city there must be both buyers and sellers to supply each other's mutual wants: and this is what is most productive of the comforts of life; for the sake of which men seem to have joined together in one community.
A moment later, the grave and learned Robert Mistricolle, the king's protonotary, passed, with an enormous missal under one arm and his wife on the other (Damoiselle Guillemette la Mairesse), having thus by his side his two regulators,--spiritual and temporal.
But that it might act with regularity, the apparatus must be kept in perfect order; so each morning Michel visited the escape regulators, tried the taps, and regulated the heat of the gas by the pyrometer.
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