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induction regulator[in′dək·shən ′reg·yə‚lād·ər]
a device for smooth regulation of voltage. Induction regulators are built as single-phase or, more frequently, three-phase, braked asynchronous machines. Changes in voltage are achieved by the rotor turning with respect to the stator. Since the 1950’s, the use of the device has practically been abandoned.