self-regulating

[ self-reg-yuh-ley-ting, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf- /

adjective

adjusting, ruling, or governing itself without outside interference; operating or functioning without externally imposed controls or regulations: a self-regulating economy; the self-regulating market.
functioning automatically: a self-regulating machine.

Origin of self-regulating

First recorded in 1830–40
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self-regulating


adjective

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