Regulate vs Ectotherm - What's the difference?

regulate | ectotherm |


As a verb regulate

is to dictate policy.

As a noun ectotherm is

(biology) a cold-blooded animal which regulates its body temperature by exchanging heat with its surroundings.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

regulate

English

Verb

(regulat)
  • To dictate policy.
  • To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  • * Macaulay
  • the laws which regulate the successions of the seasons
  • * Bancroft
  • The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.
  • To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
  • To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  • to regulate a watch, i.e. adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time
    to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
  • To put or maintain in order.
  • to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances
    to regulate one's eating habits

    Derived terms

    * deregulate * downregulate * upregulate

    ectotherm

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia ectotherm) (en noun)
  • (biology) a cold-blooded animal which regulates its body temperature by exchanging heat with its surroundings