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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.
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