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regulator Line breaks: regu|la¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛɡjʊleɪtə/

Definition of regulator in English:


1A person or thing that regulates something, in particular:
Example sentences
  • 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: regulators of privatized utilities industry regulators
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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: the driver had opened the regulator to ease forward [as modifier]: a speed regulator
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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.
Example sentences
  • An extremely accurate clock, called a regulator, is used to measure the time it occurs.

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