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1. Regulating oneself or itself.
2. Regulating itself automatically.
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(of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external agency of intervention
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. adjusting or governing itself without outside interference, controls, or regulations: a self-regulating economy.
2. functioning automatically: a self-regulating machine.
self`-reg′ulative, self`-reg′ulatory, adj.
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|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"
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