Definition of Regulative

1. Adjective. Restricting according to rules or principles. "A regulatory gene"

Exact synonyms: Regulatory
Similar to: Restrictive
Derivative terms: Regulate



Definition of Regulative

1. a. Tending to regulate; regulating.

Definition of Regulative

1. Adjective. of, or relating to regulation ¹

2. Adjective. having a regulatory function ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Regulative

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Regulative

1. 1. Tending to regulate; regulating. 2. 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. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Regulative

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Literary usage of Regulative

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1. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"THE regulative FACULTY. I NOW enter upon the last of the Cognitive Faculties, — the faculty which I denominated the regulative. Here the term faculty, ..."

2. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"THE regulative FACULTY. ' I NOW enter upon the last of the Cognitive Faculties, — the faculty which I denominated the regulative. The regulative Fac- Here ..."

3. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton, Henry Longueville Mansel, John Veitch (1870)
"—the Faculty which I denominated the regulative. ... The regulative Faculty is, however, in fact, nothing more than the complement of such laws,—it is the ..."

4. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton, Henry Longueville Mansel, John Veitch, John Vietch (1859)
"THE regulative FACULTY. I NOW enter upon the last of the Cognitive Faculties, — the faculty which I denominated the regulative. The regulative F»C- Here the ..."

5. The Metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton by William Hamilton (1872)
"THE regulative FACULTY. —THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CONDITIONED. ... The regulative Faculty is, however, in fact, nothing more than the complement of such laws ..."

6. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Ralph Henry Hess, Charles Kenneth Leith, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"It is convenient also to distinguish between the two general principles upon which regulative policies proceed, viz., (i) enlightenment and (2) compulsion. ..."

7. Kant's Critical Philosophy for English Readers by Immanuel Kant, John Pentland Mahaffy, John Henry Bernard (1889)
"Of the empirical use of the regulative Principle of Reason with regard to all Cosmological Ideas. We have now established the validity of the principle of ..."

8. Principles of Economics by Fred Manville Taylor (1913)
"Section G. The Efficiency of the regulative Mechanism Supplied by the Laws of Price. ... Further it was made clear that the regulative mechanism consists of ..."

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