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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 reg·u·la·tor /ˈrɛgjəˌletɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 reg·u·la·tor /ˈrɛgjəˌletɚ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reg·u·la·tor n.
 1. One who, or that which, regulates.
 2. Mach. A contrivance for regulating and controlling motion, as: (a) The lever or index in a watch, which controls the effective length of the hairspring, and thus regulates the vibrations of the balance. (b) The governor of a steam engine. (c) A valve for controlling the admission of steam to the steam chest, in a locomotive.
 3. A clock, or other timepiece, used as a standard of correct time. See Astronomical clock (a), under Clock.
 4. A member of a volunteer committee which, in default of the lawful authority, undertakes to preserve order and prevent crimes; also, sometimes, one of a band organized for the comission of violent crimes. [U.S.]
    A few stood neutral, or declared in favor of the Regulators.   --Bancroft.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of various controls or devices for regulating or
           controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
      2: a official responsible for control and supervision of a
         particular activity or area of public interest
      3: a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by
         controlling the supply of fuel) [syn: governor]