verb (used with object), regulated, regulating.
to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.:
to regulate household expenses.
to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.:
to regulate the temperature.
to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation:
to regulate a watch.
to put in good order:
to regulate the digestion.
to adjust (the amount of heat, sound, etc, of something) as required; control
to adjust (an instrument or appliance) so that it operates correctly
to bring into conformity with a rule, principle, or usage
regulate reg·u·late (rěg’yə-lāt’)
v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates
To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
To adjust to a particular specification or requirement.
To adjust a mechanism for accurate and proper functioning.
To put or maintain in order.
reg’u·la’tive or reg’u·la·to’ry (-lə-tôr’ē) adj.
or regulator gene noun, Genetics. 1. any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.
- Regulatory risk
noun 1. a risk to which private companies are subject, arising from the possibility of legislation or regulations that will affect business being adopted by a government
- Regulatory sequence
regulatory sequence n. A DNA sequence responsible for regulating gene expression.
adjective, Metallurgy. 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of, a regulus.