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"regulator" in British English

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regulatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈreɡ.jʊ.leɪ.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
a ​device used to ​control things such as the ​speed of a ​clock, the ​temperature in a ​room, etc. an ​official who makes ​certain that the ​companies who ​operate a ​system, such as the ​nationalelectricitysupply, ​workeffectively and ​fairly
(Definition of regulator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"regulator" in American English

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regulatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈreɡ·jəˌleɪ·t̬ər/
a ​person or ​organization whose ​job is to ​control an ​activity or ​process and make ​certain that it ​operates as it should: Federal regulators ​prepare to set ​stricterrules for ​cars and ​fuel.
(Definition of regulator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regulator" in Business English

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regulatornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈreɡjəleɪtər/ GOVERNMENT, LAW
a ​person or an ​organization that ​checks whether a ​business is ​working according to ​officialrules or ​laws: The financial regulator has some ​limitedpowers to ​finedirectors or ​companies. The ​companies will have to ​presentannualreports to the independent regulator to show what ​progress they are making in ​deliveringcommunitybenefits. Cost ​savings are ​essential if we have to ​live with the 15-20% ​pricecutproposed by the industry regulator.banking/communications/energy regulator The ​move was announced by the state's ​chiefbanking regulator. a media/securities/​rail regulator
(Definition of regulator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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