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1. Regulating oneself or itself.
2. Regulating itself automatically.

self′-reg·u·la′tion n.




(of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external agency of intervention


1. adjusting or governing itself without outside interference, controls, or regulations: a self-regulating economy.
2. functioning automatically: a self-regulating machine.
self`-regula′tion, n.
self`-reg′ulative, self`-reg′ulatory, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-regulating - designed to activate or move or regulate itself; "a self-activating sprinkler system"
automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"


[ˌselfˈregjʊleɪtɪŋ] ADJde regulación automática
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