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regulator (plural regulators)
- A device that controls or limits something.
- The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.
- A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
- A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
- (genetics) A gene involved in controlling the expression of one or more other genes.
- (rail transport) A device that controls the supply of steam to the cylinders of a steam locomotive.
- 1961 March, "Balmore", “Driving and firing modern French steam locomotives”, in Trains Illustrated, page 146:
- To start No. S.002 effectively with a heavy train, one opens the main regulator sufficiently to move the train off very slowly. An excess of regulator opening with the by-pass valve open can cause heavy slipping; if the worst happens, the slipping continues a little longer after the regulator is closed than on an English locomotive.
- (historical) A bulldozer (member of intimidating group of white US Southerners).
device that controls or limits something
person or group that sets standards of practice
a type of gene
- regulator in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- regulator in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- regulator at OneLook Dictionary Search
- second-person singular future passive imperative of
- third-person singular future passive imperative of
regulator m inan
- regulator (device which controls or regulates)
- regulator (person or group that sets standards of practice)
declension of regulator