HyperDic: regulator

English > 3 senses of the word regulator:
NOUNartifactregulatorany of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
person regulatoran official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
artifactregulator, governora control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
regulator > pronunciation
Soundsreh'gyahley.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > regulator: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc..
NarrowerapertureA device that controls amount of light admitted
ballcock, ball cockfloating ball that controls level in a water tank
draftA regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
faucet, spigotA regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid / liquid from a reservoir
pegregulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
petcockregulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining
registerA regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escapeA valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler)
sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gateregulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
thermostat, thermoregulatorA regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat / heat
Broadercontrol, controllerA mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
Spanishregulador
Catalanregulador
Verbsregulatefix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
English > regulator: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest.
Broaderofficial, functionaryA worker who holds or is invested with an office
Spanishregulador
Catalanregulador
Verbsregulatebring into conformity with rules or principles / principles or usage
English > regulator: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel).
Synonymgovernor
Narrowerflywheelregulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine
timerA regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times
Broadercontrol, controllerA mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

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