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Definition 1: any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

(regulator is a kind of ...) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly" "I turned the controls over to her"

(... is a kind of regulator ) a device that controls amount of light admitted

(... is a kind of regulator ) regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

(... is a kind of regulator ) a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

(... is a kind of regulator ) a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device

(... is a kind of regulator ) regulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining

(... is a kind of regulator ) regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

(... is a kind of regulator ) a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

(... is a kind of regulator ) a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace

(... is a kind of regulator ) floating ball that controls level in a water tank

(... is a kind of regulator ) a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat

Definition 2: a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for regulator in the sense of this definition

(regulator is a kind of ...) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly" "I turned the controls over to her"

(... is a kind of regulator ) regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine

(... is a kind of regulator ) a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times

Definition 3: an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest - [noun denoting person]

(regulator is a kind of ...) a worker who holds or is invested with an office

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