reg·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce regulator (audio) also ˈrā- \

Definition of regulator

1 : one that regulates

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Examples of regulator in a Sentence

the voltage regulator will make sure your car's alternator gets the right amount of electricity
Recent Examples on the Web Biden has also nominated Michael Barr, a former Treasury Department official who helped draft the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, to be the Fed’s top banking regulator and fill the last open spot on the seven-member board. Christopher Rugaber, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2022 Bailey’s comments come as the U.K. financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, considers the applications of crypto firms seeking to register with the regulator. Fortune, 4 Apr. 2022 Binance has already run into trouble with the Thailand’s regulator. Zinnia Lee, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 Amazon, under pressure to strengthen worker rights, has reached a settlement with the nation's labor regulator allowing its workers to organize freely and without retaliation. CBS News, 23 Dec. 2021 With almost $210 billion in assets, Fifth Third is the nation's 13th-largest bank, according to its regulator, the Federal Reserve. Alexander Coolidge, The Enquirer, 12 Apr. 2022 Klaus Müller, president of Germany’s gas regulator, Bundesnetzagentur, praised the government’s move. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said in a statement that 60 international airlines from 40 countries will operate 1,783 flights per week to and from India from March 27 to Oct. 29. Biman Mukherji, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2022 Second, leaving policy decisions this significant to a single regulator—or even a patchwork of regulators—has failed time and again. Jay Clayton And Patrick Mchenry, WSJ, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of regulator

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of regulator was in 1648

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16 May 2022

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“Regulator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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reg·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce regulator (audio) \

Medical Definition of regulator

1 : one that regulates


reg·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce regulator (audio) \

Legal Definition of regulator

: one (as a government agency) that regulates

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