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Regulator synonyms
rĕg'yə-lā'tər
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Something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape.
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  1. Something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape.
  2. A device used to change the voltage of an alternating current in one circuit to a different voltage in a second circuit, or to partially isolate two circuits from each other. Transformers consist of two or more coils of conducting material, such as wire, wrapped around a core (often made of iron). The magnetic field produced by an alternating current in one coil induces a similar current in the other coils. &diamf3; If there are fewer turns on the coil that carries the source of the power than there are on a second coil, the second coil will provide the same power but at a higher voltage. This is called a step-up transformer. &diamf3; If there are fewer turns on the second coil than on the source coil, the outgoing power will have a lower voltage. This is called a step-down transformer.
A movable plate or valve in the flue of a stove or furnace, for controlling the draft
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  1. A movable plate or valve in the flue of a stove or furnace, for controlling the draft
  2. One that deadens, restrains, or depresses:
  3. A device for lessening the oscillation of a magnetic needle, a moving coil, etc.
One who adjusts, especially for the insurance industry's employment title "claims adjuster."
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  1. One who adjusts, especially for the insurance industry's employment title "claims adjuster."
An apparatus for regulating temperature, esp. one that automatically controls a heating or cooling unit
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  1. An apparatus for regulating temperature, esp. one that automatically controls a heating or cooling unit
  2. A device that automatically controls heating or cooling equipment in such a way as to maintain a temperature at a constant level or within a specified range, generally using a thermometer capable of triggering electrical switches that activate or deactivate the equipment.
  3. A device, as in a home heating system, a refrigerator, or an air conditioner, that automatically responds to temperature changes and activates switches controlling the equipment.
A biological clock.
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  1. A biological clock.
  2. A device used for measuring and indicating time, traditionally by means of pointers moving over a dial: clocks, unlike watches, are not meant to be worn or carried about
  3. A measuring or recording device suggestive of a clock, as a taximeter
A means to an end
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  1. A means to an end
  2. A means of accomplishing; a tool:
  3. (Mech.) A device consisting of a bar turning about a fixed point, the fulcrum, using power or force applied at a second point to lift or sustain a weight at a third point; hence, any handle or the like used to operate something
The elected head of any state of the U.S.
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  1. The elected head of any state of the U.S.
  2. Any of the group of persons who direct an organization or institution
  3. A feedback device on a machine or engine that is used to provide automatic control, as of speed, pressure, or temperature.
A list describing the items of a collection and where they may be found; catalog
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  1. A list describing the items of a collection and where they may be found; catalog
  2. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned.
  3. A number used to measure change in prices, wages, employment, production, etc.: it shows percentage variation from an arbitrary standard, usually 100, representing the status at some earlier time
Any of various structures that prevent the backward flow of a body fluid, such as blood or lymph. Valves in the heart, veins, and lymphatic vessels contain flaps (known as cusps) that close in response to pressure created by the backflow of fluid.
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  1. Any of various structures that prevent the backward flow of a body fluid, such as blood or lymph. Valves in the heart, veins, and lymphatic vessels contain flaps (known as cusps) that close in response to pressure created by the backflow of fluid.
  2. Any of various mechanical devices that control the flow of liquids, gases, or loose material through pipes or channels by blocking and uncovering openings.
  3. The movable control element of such a device.
A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
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  1. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
  2. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
  3. A rounded control switch or dial.
Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
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  1. Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
  2. A usually round flat badge that bears a design or printed information and is typically pinned to a garment:
  3. (Comput.) On a computer screen, a stylized figure resembling a button or knob, that is clicked or touched so as to select an option or activate a function
A usually graduated disk or knob for controlling some function, as the selection of a TV channel or the temperature of an oven
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  1. A usually graduated disk or knob for controlling some function, as the selection of a TV channel or the temperature of an oven
  2. A graduated surface or face on which a measurement, such as speed, is indicated by a moving needle or pointer.
  3. A movable control knob or other device on a radio or television receiver used to change the frequency.
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A valve designed to open when subjected to a given amount of pressure. Also used figuratively.
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  1. A valve designed to open when subjected to a given amount of pressure. Also used figuratively.
A device that controls the flow of current in an electric circuit, esp. by turning the current on or off or diverting it to a particular part of the circuit
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  1. A device that controls the flow of current in an electric circuit, esp. by turning the current on or off or diverting it to a particular part of the circuit
  2. An abrupt, sharp, lashing movement, as with a switch
  3. A separate tress or plait of natural or synthetic hair bound at one end and used by women as part of a coiffure
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