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  • The regulation of traffic
    The regulation of traffic
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj regulative restricting according to rules or principles "a regulatory gene"
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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
    • Regulative (Metaph) Necessarily assumed by the mind as fundamental to all other knowledge; furnishing fundamental principles; as, the regulative principles, or principles a priori; the regulative faculty.
    • Regulative Tending to regulate; regulating.
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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
    • regulative Regulating; tending to regulate.
    • regulative Since Kant, a rule showing what we ought to assume, without giving any assurance that the fact to be assumed is true; or a proposition which will lead to the truth if it be true, while if it be false the truth cannot be attained: such, for example, is the rule that we must not despair of answering any question by sufficient investigation.
    • regulative A rule of conduct which, if it be pursued, may lead us to our desired end, while, if it be not pursued, that end cannot be attained in any way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
    • adj Regulative tending to regulate
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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.”
  • John Locke
    “To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.”
  • 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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. regularisregula, a rule—regĕre, to rule.


In literature:

If he argued that the regulations required only a certain speed we retorted that the regulations said nothing about drink-money.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
A regulation going into force in September, 1900, requires the study of two foreign languages.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
This stuff here, it's against regulations havin' it aboard, but lots of things against regulations never hurt anybody.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
Absolute freedom in the sense of something regulated by no laws is unthinkable.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
These rules for regulating the social actions of men, are called laws.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
As the Senator from Illinois has well said, shall it be done by regulation or without regulation?
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
He was virtuous, truthful, and of well-regulated fare.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Its presence in society called for lawful regulations concerning it.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
It regulates the exchanges almost universally.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
In planting out, the spacing must be regulated according to the size of the variety grown.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The fact of the habitual reflex regulation of voluntary movements is otherwise undisputed.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Cook a quarter of a pound of meat and two potatoes without cooking utensils other than the regulation billy.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
By what regulations were the gentes governed?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Fortunately for Angelina and the junior members of the house of Dolorosus, you are not now directly dependent upon Boston regulations.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
In regulating education by this standard, there are some general considerations that should be ever present to us.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
It also regulated the wages anew, those fixed showing a substantial increase since the statute of 1388.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
Heat is regulated in the structures by means of valves on the various branch pipes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
The charters are full of such regulations.
"The Influence and Development of English Gilds" by Francis Aiden Hibbert
Both religious and civil motives might have dictated the propriety of this regulation.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
The Law of Nations and Municipal Law differ, secondly, regarding the relations they regulate.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

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
His armour he has buckled on, to wage
The regulation war against the Stage;
And warns his congregation all to shun
"The Presence-Chamber of the Evil One,"
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
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:

Accreditation is a voluntary process of regulating instructional programs and is conducted by an association or an agency.
A small study being published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association strongly links chronic fatigue syndrome to a common abnormality in the way the body regulates blood pressure.
Kitsap Credit Union more than 30 years ago absorbed the assets of a small credit union in Bremerton at the request of federal regulators.
The Codes and Regulations Committee for the Rockford City Council approved the proposed annexation of two "islands" of land parcels near Auburn and Central on Rockford's west side.
Takes enforcement action against licensees for violation of CBA statutes and regulations.
Regulators will likely join consumers in lauding the move.
Regulators will slam you if risk attitude is "out to lunch".
Members can comment on the proposed regulations until June 23.
Make sure you check the hunting regulations for the area you'll be hunting.
Regulations in ASEAN Countries
Danedri Thompson [email protected] Planning commissioners reluctantly set aside plans to make changes to the city of Gardner's sign regulations.
Regulation has become a suspect word in the minds of many.
The US Coast Guard issued voluntary screening guidance for owners and operators of vessels and facilities regulated under parts 104, 105, and 106 of the maritime security regulations.
St John ("Regulations often needed in today's world," Thursday) blames both the BP oil spill and the financial crisis on a lack of government regulation.
The California Code of Regulations Title 17 (AKA "CA Regulations for Organized Camps") requires that a "Health Supervisor " be present whenever children are on-site at your camp.

In science:

We mention, that the value of Z2 is not sensitive to what kind of regulator is applied; the same result for Z2 was obtained with another choice of regulator .
Exact renormalization group analysis in Hamiltonian theory: I. QED Hamiltonian on the light front
In other words the operators Φn must not only be regulated but the regulator scale has to be comparable to the coordinate distance of the ob ject from the AdS boundary.
Comments Concerning the CFT Description of Small Objects in AdS
In the discrete basis labelled by e a cutoff method was introduced to regulate associativity anomalies and provide a precise definition of MSFT with a regulator .
MSFT : Moyal Star Formulation of String Field Theory
Consider now equation 97 regulated with a dipole regulator.
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice
With this threshold t-value, our criteria for claiming a DGE is as follows: If t0 > |ξ |, the gene is claimed as up-regulated (Et − Ec > 0); if t0 < −|ξ |, it is claimed as down-regulated (Et − Ec < 0).
A statistical framework for the design of microarray experiments and effective detection of differential gene expression
It has been proposed that curvature singularities might be regulated in gravity theories of Born-Infeld type, in the same way in which the divergent Coulomb potential of a point charge is regulated in Born-Infeld theory.
Black holes and singularities in string theory
Through the process of regulating loop integrals via a finite-range regulator (FRR) [8, 10], the chiral expansion is effectively re-summed to produce an expansion with vastly improved convergence properties.
Systematic uncertainties in the precise determination of the strangeness magnetic moment of the nucleon
The dependence of the unrenormalized coefficients, aΛ i, and the associated dipole-vertex regulated loop integrals, I (mπ, Λ), on the regulator parameter, Λ, is emphasized by the explicit appearance of Λ.
Systematic uncertainties in the precise determination of the strangeness magnetic moment of the nucleon
As usual, the integral will be regulated and one has to make sure that physical quantities do not depend on the regulator and remain finite once the regulator is removed.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
It is important that the vapor consumption by droplets with a known spectrum of sizes regulates the behavior of ρc contrary to the method of LifshitzSlezov, where the behavior of ρc regulated the form of spectrum.
General trends of the late period of evolution in the quasichemical model of nucleation
One of the most important issues is whether that dynamics defined by the final, regulator free, Hamiltonian constraint operator, which underwent rather non trivial regularisation steps until one removed the regulator, reduces to the classical one in an appropriate classical limit.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
Notice, however, that there is a large conceptual difference between lattice gauge theory which is a background dependent and regulator dependent (discretised) theory while LQG is a background independent and regulator independent (continuum) theory.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
In many experiments there are reasons to believe that number of up regulated genes ≈ number of down regulated genes.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Regarding transcription regulation, one could use data from the Transcription Factor DataBase (TRANSFAC, to generate gene-annotation profiles as follows.
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
This can happen if functions that were regulated together evolve to be regulated independently.
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems