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/ˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tər/
a person or thing that regulates.
an adjustable device in a clock or a watch for making it go faster or slower.
a master clock, usually of great accuracy, against which other clocks are checked.
a governor mechanism for
the flow of fuel, steam, etc., to an engine in order to maintain constant speed under varying load or resistance.
a valve for
the pressure of flowing gas or liquid to maintain a predetermined pressure.
any of various mechanisms for maintaining a temperature, a level of liquid in a tank, etc.
a device for maintaining a designated characteristic, as voltage or current, at a predetermined value, or for varying it according to a predetermined plan.
a device on scuba equipment for regulating the rate at which compressed air is fed through a breathing tube in proportion to the depth of water.
a device for maintaining a constant gas pressure.
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a member of any of several bands or committees in North Carolina (1767–71), formed to resist certain abuses, as extortion by officials.
(in newly settled areas) a member of any band or committee organized to preserve order before the establishment of regular legal authority.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It controls the ability of the heart to respond to injury and to respond to thyroid hormone, a major
of heart function.
He walked into a local scuba shop and recorded his own breathing inside a scuba
If you appoint an anti-
as your enforcer, you know what kind of enforcement you'll get.
can do the opposite, too: it can unblock the ribosome on command in order to start making that protein.
He has to manage both vomiting and breathing through a
Because this acts as an effective
of wolf population.
Health claims on food products have been an area of contention between manufacturers and the
for many years.
Instructors show novices how to breathe into the
attached to the air hose and how to equalize ear pressure.
Since then, a federal
has controlled their financial decisions.
targets credit reporting firms and debt collectors.
British Dictionary definitions for
a person or thing that regulates
the mechanism, including the hairspring and the balance wheel, by which the speed of a timepiece is regulated
a timepiece, known to be accurate, by which others are timed and regulated
any of various mechanisms or devices, such as a governor valve, for controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, voltage, etc
a gene the product of which controls the synthesis of a product from another gene
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Ralph Waldo Emerson