Definition of regulator in English:

regulator

Syllabification: reg·u·la·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈregyəˌlātər
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing that regulates something, in particular.
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    • They called for urgent action to address the problems, including a referral to the forensic science regulator.
    • We begin with two more California banks shut down by federal regulators.
    • The Darby Mine has been cited 10 times in the last month by federal regulators.
  • 1.1A person or body that supervises a particular industry or business activity.
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    • And once federal regulators are involved, industry executives are much more likely to examine their own corporate behavior.
    • The Public Accounts Committee is urging the industry regulator to carry out a new review into whether the market is anti-competitive.
    • Fearing a public crisis of confidence in the industry, regulators were quick to move in.
  • 1.2A device for controlling the rate of working of machinery or for controlling fluid flow, in particular a handle controlling the supply of steam to the cylinders of a steam engine.
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    • The supply of oxygen cylinders and regulators has been increased to support more than one patient in a single room should the need arise.
    • Also you can install tap flow aerators or regulators to decrease the amount of water used when washing your hands or brushing your teeth.
    • The company made regulators for gas cylinders.
  • 1.3A device for adjusting the balance of a clock or watch in order to regulate its speed.
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    • An extremely accurate clock, called a regulator, is used to measure the time it occurs.

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