Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun regulator

3 senses of regulator

Sense 1
regulator -- (any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.)
       => control, controller -- (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")

Sense 2
regulator -- (an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest)
       => official, functionary -- (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)

Sense 3
governor, regulator -- (a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel))
       => control, controller -- (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")

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