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ball cock a device used to regulate the supply of water in a tank or toilet, consisting of a lever connected to a floating ball that shuts a valve when raised and opens it when lowered.
baroreceptor a nerve ending sensitive to blood pressure that helps regulate the dilation of blood vessels in the circulatory system.
body clock (non-technical) the internal mechanisms that regulate bodily functions; Circadian rhythm. [1/2 definitions]
bonnet a cap used to regulate the draft for a fireplace or chimney. [1/6 definitions]
bylaw one of the rules that regulate the workings of an organization or company.
civil law the section of law that deals with the rights of the citizens, as distinct from laws that regulate criminal acts, military personnel, or international trade. [1/3 definitions]
control to exercise the power to regulate, dominate, or manipulate; command. [1/9 definitions]
dial a disk or plate that can be rotated, often by a knob, to regulate a mechanism or to make and break electrical connections. [2/8 definitions]
diaphragm a disklike device that moves to regulate the amount of light entering an optical instrument such as a camera. [1/5 definitions]
diet1 to prescribe or regulate the food intake of. [1/6 definitions]
FCC abbreviation of "Federal Communications Commission," a U.S. agency whose duty is to regulate the various communications industries including telephone, radio and television, and satellites.
Federal Communications Commission a U.S. agency whose duty is to regulate the various communications industries including telephone, radio and television, and satellites.
free enterprise the notion that a capitalist economy does not require government support or intervention, but can regulate itself through the relationships of supply and demand in a freely competitive market.
gatehouse a structure built at the gate of a dam or reservoir that houses the controls needed to regulate the flow of water. [1/2 definitions]
Greenwich time the solar time that is determined at the prime meridian through Greenwich, England, and that is used to calculate and regulate time throughout most of the world; Greenwich mean time.
key1 to regulate, coordinate, or adjust so that there is harmony or an appropriate match with something else. [1/8 definitions]
laissez faire an economic policy or doctrine that opposes government interference in or regulation of business or commerce beyond what is necessary for a free-enterprise system to regulate itself. [1/2 definitions]
meter3 any of numerous devices designed to automatically register or regulate time, distance, velocity, quantity, or degree. [2 definitions]
Mother Nature a personification of the force or principle that seems to regulate the physical universe.
nipple any of several pieces of piping that serve to connect, or to regulate the flow of fluid. [1/3 definitions]
overregulate combined form of regulate.