adjective see regulate

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  • Regulative — Reg u*la*tive (r?g ?*l?*t?v), a. 1. Tending to regulate; regulating. Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) Necessarily assumed by the mind as fundamental to all other knowledge; furnishing fundamental principles; as, the regulative principles, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regulative — index administrative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • regulative — regulate ► VERB 1) control or maintain the rate or speed of (a machine or process). 2) control or supervise by means of rules and regulations. DERIVATIVES regulative adjective regulator noun regulatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • regulative — See regulate. * * * …   Universalium

  • regulative — adjective a) of, or relating to regulation b) having a regulatory function …   Wiktionary

  • regulative — reg·u·la·tive reg yə .lāt iv, lət əv adj 1) tending to regulate: having regulation as an aim 2) INDETERMINATE …   Medical dictionary

  • regulative — reg·u·la·tive || regjÉ™lÉ™tɪv / jÊŠl adj. controlling, managing, directing; adjusting to a specific level or condition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • regulative — reg·u·la·tive …   English syllables

  • regulative — See: regulate …   English dictionary

  • regulative — adjective restricting according to rules or principles a regulatory gene • Syn: ↑regulatory • Similar to: ↑restrictive • Derivationally related forms: ↑regulate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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