Regulate vs Weir - What's the difference?
As a verb regulate
is to dictate policy.
As a noun weir is
an adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To dictate policy.
To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
- the laws which regulate the successions of the seasons
To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
- The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.
- to regulate a watch, i.e. adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time
To put or maintain in order.
- to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
- to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances
- to regulate one's eating habits
An adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream.
* 1997 , J. H. L'Abée-Lund & J. E. Brittain, "Weir construction as environmental mitigation in Norwegian hydropower schemes", Hydropower '97 , pages 51-54.
* 2010 , Sathesh Gopi, Basic Civil Engineering , page 303
- The weir' must not represent a physical barrier to fish migration, both locally and throughout the whole river system. If necesary, a fishway is included in the ' weir .
A fence placed across a river to catch fish.
* 1887 , W. A. Wilcox, "58-New England Fisheries in May, 1886", Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission , volume VI, for 1886, page 191
- A walkway over the weir' is likely to be useful for the removal of floating debris trapped by the ' weir , or for working staunches and sluices on it as the rate of flow changes.
- The weir catch of mackerel at Monomoy and along Cape Cod has been a failure.
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* (adjustable dam) dam, sluice