any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
A device that controls or limits something.
The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.
A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
one who, or that which, regulates
a contrivance for regulating and controlling motion, as: (a) The lever or index in a watch, which controls the effective length of the hairspring, and thus regulates the vibrations of the balance. (b) The governor of a steam engine. (c) A valve for controlling the admission of steam to the steam chest, in a locomotive
a clock, or other timepiece, used as a standard of correct time. See Astronomical clock (a), under Clock
a member of a volunteer committee which, in default of the lawful authority, undertakes to preserve order and prevent crimes; also, sometimes, one of a band organized for the comission of violent crimes
In automatic control, a regulator is a device which has the function of maintaining a designated characteristic. It performs the activity of managing or maintaining a range of values in a machine. The measurable property of a device is managed closely by specified conditions or an advance set value; or it can be a variable according to a predetermined arrangement scheme. It can be used generally to connote any set of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling items or objects. Examples are a voltage regulator, a pressure regulator, such as a diving regulator, which maintains its output at a fixed pressure lower than its input, and a fuel regulator. Regulators can be designed to control anything from gases or fluids, to light or electricity. Speed can be regulated by electronic, mechanical, or electro-mechanical means. Such instances include; ⁕Electronic regulators as used in modern railway sets where the voltage is raised or lowered to control the speed of the engine ⁕Mechanical systems such as valves as used in fluid control systems. Purely mechanical pre-automotive systems included such designs as the Watt centrifugal governor whereas modern systems may have electronic fluid speed sensing components directing solenoids to set the valve to the desired rate.
The numerical value of regulator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of regulator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This has been a very sensitive topic. The banks definitely don't like it but the power is with the regulator now, they will just have to deal with it.
One of the big tests of Dodd-Frank is whether or not the Federal Reserve can move from being a bank regulator to a financial company regulator. And the jury's still out on that.
We will continue to push for businesses to get their money back, we are very angry and we are doing our level best to put pressure on the regulator. There are still very, very bad habits in banks.
We have responded to all directives given by the regulator in 2013 and we have implemented all measures and constructed all facilities to comply with rules, we believe this action by the regulator will not affect our mining license or operation of Caserones mine.
There are a number of capital rules that are domicile-specific, especially the use of capital models for things like credit risk and market risk, these have to be approved by the home regulator, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority hasn't been as generous in approving those internal models in the past as the UK regulator.
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