regulator

noun reg·u·la·tor \ ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər also ˈrā- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of regulator

1 : one that regulates

Examples of regulator in a Sentence

  1. the voltage regulator will make sure your car's alternator gets the right amount of electricity

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First Known Use of regulator

1648

regulator Synonyms


REGULATOR Defined for English Language Learners

regulator

noun

Definition of regulator for English Language Learners

  • : a device for controlling the level or amount of something (such as speed or temperature)

  • : an official who works for the part of the government that controls a public activity (such as banking or insurance) by making and enforcing rules


Medical Dictionary

regulator

noun reg·u·la·tor \ ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt-ər \

medical Definition of regulator

1 : one that regulates

Law Dictionary

regulator

noun reg·u·la·tor \ ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər \

legal Definition of regulator

: one (as a government agency) that regulates


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