Regulator meaning

rĕg'yə-lā'tər
One that regulates, as:
  • The mechanism in a watch by which its speed is governed.
  • A highly accurate clock used as a standard for timing other clocks.
  • A device used to maintain uniform speed in a machine; a governor.
  • A device used to control the flow of gases, liquids, or electric current.
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One, such as the member of a governmental regulatory agency, that ensures compliance with laws, regulations, and established rules.

Banking regulators; price regulators.

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A substance that affects the amount of product or the progress of a biochemical reaction or process.

A regulator of embryogenesis.

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A person or thing that regulates.
  • A mechanism for controlling or governing the movement of machinery, the flow of liquids, gases, electricity, steam, etc.; governor.
  • The part of the works of a watch or clock by which its speed is adjusted.
  • An accurate timepiece serving as a standard by which others are regulated.
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A substance that affects the amount of product or the progress of a biochemical reaction or process.

A regulator of embryogenesis.

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A device that controls or limits something.

The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.

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A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
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A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
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