regulator

See also: regulátor

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EtymologyEdit

regulate +‎ -or.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹɛɡ.juː.leɪt.ə/

NounEdit

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.
    • 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.
  6. (historical) A bulldozer (member of intimidating group of white US Southerners).

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VerbEdit

rēgulātor

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