regulator

noun
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 The island-state boasts a robust 4G wireless network and about 1.5 smartphones per person, according to the country's telecommunications regulator, the Infocomm Media Development Authority. NBC News, "In Singapore, facial recognition is getting woven into everyday life," 12 Oct. 2020 The move by the consumer protection regulator in Warsaw raises another hurdle holding up the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was weeks away from completion when U.S. sanctions stopped work last year. Vanessa Dezem, Bloomberg.com, "Russia’s $11 Billion Gas Project Teeters After Fine From Poland," 7 Oct. 2020 The deal, which would have combined the second- and third-largest U.K. supermarket chains, was blocked by the competition regulator. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "Walmart’s Brexit Goes Smoothly," 2 Oct. 2020 Deloitte has been fined $19.4 million by the U.K.’s accounting regulator over its audit of software firm and not-so-great HP acquisition Autonomy. David Meyer, Fortune, "Why Accenture thinks the ‘Henry Ford moment of the digital era’ is coming," 17 Sep. 2020 The central bank also asked the country’s securities regulator to raise the minimum holding period on dollar assets received from abroad to 15 working days. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Semiconductors, Social Distancing & Scientific Stagnation," 16 Sep. 2020 BBC News reported that the U.K.'s independent medical regulator, the MHRA, could once again allow the trials to resume in just a few days, if the participant's illness is diagnosed and found to be unrelated to the canadidate vaccine. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, "AstraZeneca pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial over possible adverse reaction in participant," 9 Sep. 2020 The bank processed more than $7 million in settlement payments to Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators, as well as more than $800,000 in suspicious cash withdrawals , according to the regulator. Washington Post, "Deutsche Bank fined $150 million for relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, other lapses," 7 July 2020 Deutsche Bank processed more than $7 million in settlement payments to Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators, as well as more than $800,000 in suspicious cash withdrawals, the regulator said. Taylor Telford, BostonGlobe.com, "Deutsche Bank fined $150 million for relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, other lapses," 7 July 2020

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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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18 Oct 2020

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“Regulator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regulator. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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regulator

noun
How to pronounce regulator (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of regulator

: 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

regulator

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

Medical Definition of regulator

1 : one that regulates

regulator

noun
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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