Regulate vs Pendulum - What's the difference?

regulate | pendulum |


As a verb regulate

is to dictate policy.

As a noun pendulum is

a body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity, commonly used to regulate various devices such as clocks.

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

    pendulum

    Noun

    (en-noun) (See usage notes.)
  • A body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity, commonly used to regulate various devices such as clocks.
  • Usage notes

    The plural form (pendula) is significantly rarer than (pendulums); see etymology at pendula for details. However, pendula is occasionally used in physics.

    See also

    * simple harmonic motion ----