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regulator

[ reg-yuh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tər /
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noun

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Origin of regulator

First recorded in 1645–55; regulate + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for regulator

regulator
/ (ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪtə) /

noun

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
Also called: regulator gene a gene the product of which controls the synthesis of a product from another gene
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