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Meaning of REGULATIVE

Pronunciation:  r'egyul`eytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  restricting according to rules or principles; "a regulatory gene"
 

REGULATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: regulating, regulatory, restrictive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Reg"u*la*tive\ (r?g"?*l?*t?v), a.
1. Tending to regulate; regulating. --Whewell.

2. (Metaph.) Necessarily assumed by the mind as fundamental
   to all other knowledge; furnishing fundamental principles;
   as, the regulative principles, or principles a priori; the
   regulative faculty. --Sir W. Hamilton.

Note: These terms are borrowed from Kant, and suggest the
      thought, allowed by Kant, that possibly these
      principles are only true for the human mind, the
      operations and belief of which they regulate.

 

 

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