Regulator

Regulator may refer to:

*Regulator (automatic control), a device which has the function of maintaining a designated characteristic
*Battery regulator, a device in a battery pack which bleeds off excess charge current to let all cells reach full charge without overcharging some cells
*Diving regulator, which provides a scuba diver with breathing gas at ambient pressure from a diving cylinder
*Gas pressure regulator, a device that is attached to propane, acetylene or butane cylinders to provide a workable low-pressure gas stream from which equipment can be safely operated
*Voltage regulator, in electronics
*The regulator of a number field in algebraic number theory (see Dirichlet's unit theorem); a quantity defined from the group of units. After taking logarithms, it has the interpretation of the volume of a fundamental domain in the lattice of units in 'logarithmic space'
*"The Regulator", the English name of the French Steampunk comic "Le Régulateur" as published in "Heavy Metal"
*Regulator, in physics, a construction used in regularization techniques—see regularization (physics)
*Regulator, in social science, an official responsible for control and supervision of an activity or area of public interest
*Regulator, in a steam locomotive, the lever and associated valve which controls the passage of steam from the boiler to the cylinders
*Regulator, a naval police officer in the United Kingdom, a member of the Royal Navy Regulating Branch
*Regulator, a precision pendulum clock used as a standard for "regulating" other timepieces or for timing astronomical observations

Regulators may refer to:-
*A regulatory agency, a body that establishes, monitors, reforms and enforces regulations. See for example competition regulator, economic regulator or Civil Aviation Authority
* Regulators Society, a secret society formed in 1853 at Norwich University, which has ties to theta Chi International Fraternity
*"Regulate (song)", a rap song by Warren G and Nate Dogg
*"The Regulators", a novel written under Stephen King's pen name, Richard Bachman

American History

*Participants in the Regulator-Moderator Conflict in western South Carolina, 1761-1769, who were eventually opposed by the Moderators
*Members of the Regulator movement, a small-scale rebellion in North Carolina during the 1760s
*Members of Shays' Rebellion in 1786, also known as Shaysites
*Bands of vigilantes calling themselves Regulators, who arose in Northern Illinois in the 1830s and 1840s, in response to the depredations of the Banditti of the Prairie
*Participants in the Regulator-Moderator War in East Texas in 1839-1844
*The Lincoln County Regulators, a posse formed during the Lincoln County War in the late 1870s; one of its members was Billy the Kid


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  • regulator — REGULATÓR, OÁRE, regulatori, oare, adj., subst. 1. adj. Care regulează, sistematizează, care stabileşte regularitatea unei mişcări sau a unei funcţii; care îndrumează sau conduce. 2. s.n. Aparat sau instalaţie care efectuează un proces de reglare …   Dicționar Român

  • Regulātor — (lat., »Regler«), Vorrichtung, die den Gang einer Maschine regelmäßig gestaltet, d. h. Gleichgewicht herstellt zwischen den treibenden Kräften und den zu überwindenden Widerständen. Letzteres kann bewirkt werden durch Abänderung des Widerstandes… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • regulator — regùlātor (regulȃtor) m DEFINICIJA 1. tehn. uređaj za automatsko održavanje ravnomjernog rada (određene brzine, temperature, tlaka itd.) 2. a. onaj koji regulira, usklađuje [regulator prometa] b. pojava ili snaga koja unosi red i/ili pravilnost;… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • regulator — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. a, Mc. regulatororze {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} mechanizm samoczynny stosowany w maszynach, urządzeniach itp., mający za zadanie utrzymanie stałej liczby obrotów, stałej… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Regulator — (regulator; regulateur; regolatore), im Maschinenbau im allgemeinen jener Bestandteil einer maschinellen Anlage, der dazu bestimmt ist, selbsttätig den Zugang oder die Abgabe der Energie zu regeln. Im Lokomotivbau wird mit R. jene Vorrichtung… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • Regulator — Reg u*la tor ( l? t?r), n. 1. One who, or that which, regulates. [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regulator — Regulator. См. Регулятор. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Regulator — Regulator, 1) diejenigen Vorrichtungen an einer Maschine, welche den Gang der Maschine reguliren, d.h. bewirken, daß die Maschine die ihr zukommende Arbeit unausgesetzt, in gehöriger Ordnung, mit einer bestimmten Geschwindigkeit u. Regelmäßigkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Regulator — Regulātor (lat., »Regler«), im Maschinenwesen eine Vorrichtung, welche den Gang einer Maschine regelmäßig gestaltet (Windfang, Bremsen, Gegengewichte, Schwungräder); im engern Sinne an Motoren ein Apparat, der bei Geschwindigkeitsänderungen die… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Regulator — Regulator, im Maschinenwesen jener wichtige Theil einer Maschine, durch dessen Spiel die Ungleichförmigkeiten der meist stoßweise wirkenden Triebkraft ausgeglichen werden, der also den regelmäßigen, gleichförmigen Gang der Maschine bedingt. Es… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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