regulate

Definitions

General English

General Science

Agriculture

  • verb to control the growth of a plant

Computing

  • verb to control a process, usually using sensors and a feedback mechanism

Electronics

  • To adjust, manage, or otherwise control something. For example, to regulate a temperature to avoid overheating, or to adjust a mechanism for the proper function of a device.
  • In a control system, to maintain one or more output quantities within specified parameters.
  • To maintain a voltage, current, or the like, within specified values.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to control the behaviour of a situation or a machine

Medical

  • verb to make something work in a regular way

Military

  • verb to control the actions of a person or thing

Politics

  • verb to change something so that it works well or is correct
  • verb to use rules or laws to ensure that a particular industry or activity works well
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