Requirement vs Regulate - What's the difference?

requirement | regulate |


As a noun requirement

is a necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.

As a verb regulate is

to dictate policy.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

requirement

Noun

(en noun)
  • A necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.
  • Something asked.
  • (engineering) A statement (in domain specific terms) which specifies a verifiable constraint on an implementation that it shall undeniably meet or (a)'' be deemed unacceptable, or ''(b)'' result in implementation failure, or ''(c) result in system failure.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "requirement": stringent, complex, reasonable, mandatory, important, financial, medical, educational, physical, chemical * Verbs often used with "requirement": meet, comply with, satisfy, fulfill, impose, waive, abolish, drop, add, remove, fail to meet, ignore, understand, state, specify, increase, reduce, change, modify

    Synonyms

    * (prerequisite) condition, prerequisite, necessity

    Derived terms

    * functional requirement * requirements engineering * requirements analysis

    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