• The regulation of traffic
    The regulation of traffic
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v regulate check the emission of (sound)
    • v regulate fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of "regulate the temperature","modulate the pitch"
    • v regulate shape or influence; give direction to "experience often determines ability","mold public opinion"
    • v regulate bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations "We cannot regulate the way people dress","This town likes to regulate"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Construction of Beard's Regulator Construction of Beard's Regulator
Beard's Regulator Beard's Regulator
Regulator and Gauge Regulator and Gauge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches
    • Regulate To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws. "The laws which regulate the successions of the seasons.""The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police."
    • Regulate To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
    • Regulate To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose
    • regulate To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; govern by or subject to certain rules or restrictions; direct.
    • regulate To put or keep in good order: as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances; to regulate the digestion.
    • regulate Specifically, in musical instruments with a keyboard, so to adjust the action that it shall be noiseless, prompt, and sensitive to the touch. Synonyms Rule, Manage, etc. See govern.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
    • v.t Regulate to make regular: to adjust by rule: to subject to rules or restrictions: to put in good order
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  • Laurence Sterne
    “One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.”
  • John M. Thomas
    John M. Thomas
    “You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.”
  • Saying
    “Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will.”
  • Aristotle
    “The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.”
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    “The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. regulatus, p. p. of regulare, fr. regula,. See Regular
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. regularisregula, a rule—regĕre, to rule.


In literature:

The quantity of mixed air and vapour within the experimental tube could of course be regulated at pleasure.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
He had carefully read its circular, and its rules and regulations.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
DeVore nodded his thanks and opened regulations.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
It is the story of these sturdy "Regulators" that we have here to tell.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Hitherto parliament had imposed customs duties on the colonies solely for the purpose of regulating trade; he designed to raise revenue from them.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Think of lolling languidly under the surface and regulating the temperature at will with only the exposure of a foot!
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
If it does, maybe we can get the cap and the regulator on the top.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
After that with a little care expenses can be easily regulated.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
The difficulty can be overcome by regulating the humidity during the drying operation.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Since these wheels are usually operated under great heads, the problem of regulating their water supply requires special consideration.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
Some of you are underweight, because you are not properly regulated so far as your meals and living is concerned.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Child had noticed the incompetence of the country-gentlemen to understand the regulation of commercial affairs.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
These are regulations typical of the century and we shall return to them more fully on a later page.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
This distance is regulated by the screw near the handle.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
There are strict regulations regarding foreign study.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Now the practice is regulated by the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1883, Order 31.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Such regulations are made and enforced by the district councils.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
My name is Granny Playfair, and I am the general Club regulator.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various
The constant re-appearance of laws to regulate tipping, in every section of the country, proves that the conscience of the people is stirring.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
It was the regulation charge of the service weapon of the U. S. Army until 1911.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright

In poetry:

Disorder and confusion wild,
May never enter here;
But regulations wisely made,
Guide well the social sphere.
"How To Make Home Happy" by Lizzie E Palmer
I never kill a fly because
I think that what we have of laws
To regulate and civilize
Our daily life - we owe to flies.
"Flies" by Robert W Service
Survey, my Fair! that lucid stream,
Adown the smiling valley stray;
Would Art attempt, or Fancy dream,
To regulate its winding way?
"Ode to a Young Lady" by William Shenstone
ASTOLFO. These strange bursts of savage malice
You should regulate, if you can;
Wild beasts are to civilised man
As rude mountains to a palace.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Direct me, by thy sacred Spirit, still
To regulate each act, each word, each thought,
According to the dictates of thy will,
And those commandments thou to us hast taught.
"A Morning Prayer, To Be Us'd After A Person Is Up, Wash'd, And Dress'd" by Rees Prichard
Let Husbands ne'er, for George's sake,
Wear horns but those of female make:
They fit best which your loving spouse
Silently places on your brows.
When she conducts them you'll look big;
She'll regulate them like your wig.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

State mine regulators on Monday touted a proposal they say will make coal operators do more to rebuild the hills that mountaintop removal mining knocks down.
As new federal health care regulations took effect Thursday, dozens in Ingham County lose coverage: an 'unintended consequence.
Dealing with drought or runoff regulations.
It presents $3.4 billion deal to regulator.
BCE resubmits Astral bid to broadcast regulator.
TORONTO—Canada's largest telecommunications company, BCE Inc, resubmitted a bid to the country's broadcast regulator to buy Astral Media Inc for $3.38 billion, the companies said Monday.
Tucson News NowBCE resubmits Astral bid to broadcast regulator.
Canada's largest telecommunications company, BCE Inc, resubmitted a bid to the country's broadcast regulator to buy Astral Media Inc for $3.38 billion, the companies said Monday.
Astral Plunges After BCE Bid Rejected by Regulators.
The Regulator Technologies division of Emerson Process Management has published Edition VI of its Natural Gas Technologies Pressure Regulator Application Guide.
The existing version of the regulation on graduate student employees in the Association's Recommended Institutional Regulation on Academic Freedom and Tenure dates back to the 1970's.
Final regulations and removal of temporary regulations.
When the press is on the ball and regulators regulate, you get results.
Insurance regulation will no longer be the responsibility of the scandal plagued state Public Regulation Commission.
Previously combined into one volume, known as the Regulator Handbook, these guide now are available in two volumes, Natural Gas Regulators and Industrial Regulators.

In science:

It has been suggested by some authors that AGN feedback may play a crucial role in self-regulating cooling flows (e.g.
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters
However, when Nf = 2Nc , the contours combine and the integration domains are now finite, so the divergence of the integrals have been regul arized.
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
As we will see this is necessary in order to regulate in a physical way our perturbative expansion.
Quantum gravity in terms of topological observables
In our context the Immirzi parameter appears to act as a physical regulator.
Quantum gravity in terms of topological observables
This strongly suggest that Immirzi parameter act as a physical regulating parameter of our perturbation theory.
Quantum gravity in terms of topological observables
Because of convergence requirements, the inverse determinants of nonhermitian operators have to be regulated.
QCD, Chiral Random Matrix Theory and Integrability
The basic notion is robust and general — additional temperature dependent regulation will be engine-specific and falls outside the scope of the present paper.
Sorption heat engines: simple inanimate negative entropy generators
In this regul arization framework (which was developed in [15, 17]) we solely use elementary matrix techniques, like LU-decomposition and Schur complements, to obtain new block operator residual equation.
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
Among these parameters, the collision rates are critical because they regulate the excitation of the levels and therefore the relation between model abundance and predicted intensity.
Observations of pre-stellar cores
Of course, the divergences of this effective theory have to be regulated to extract predictions from it.9 .
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
The construction is only schematic because we did not spell out how the functional integrals are defined or regulated, nor did we specify the product between states that is implicit in both (7.1) and (7.2).
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
To regulate the divergences, we introduce an ultraviolet momentum cutoff Λ.
The effects of quantum instantons on the thermodynamics of the CP^(N-1) model
If the action were non-zero at each discretization point, there would not be a well-defined operator in the limit and the regulator could not be removed.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
One would then only deal with a lattice regulated theory rather than a quantization of the continuum theory.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
Then the UV divergences manifest themselves as poles in the full set of regulators y , y ′ and ε = 4 − d.
Effects of mixing and stirring on the critical behavior