regulator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

regulate +‎ -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɛɡ.juː.leɪt.ə/

Noun[edit]

regulator ‎(plural regulators)

  1. A device that controls or limits something.
    The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.
  2. A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
  3. A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
  4. (genetics) A gene involved in controlling the expression of one or more other genes.
  5. (rail transport) A device that controls the supply of steam to the cylinders of a steam locomotive.

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Verb[edit]

rēgulātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of rēgulō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of rēgulō