- 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
Related Words for self-regulatingmechanical, electronic, electric, automated, motorized, mechanized, robotic, self-moving, self-regulating, self-starting
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Historical Examples of self-regulating
The Ambassador was a perfect machine, automatic, self-adjusting, self-regulating.Breaking Point
James E. Gunn
There is, therefore, in the new method a self-regulating adjustment.The Teacher
George Herbert Palmer
And, unlike all others, it is self-adjusting, self-regulating.Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured
Chas. Cluthe & Sons
I must have a self-regulating machine attached to my movements,—a portable duster and hat-catcher.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
This supplies him with air by a self-regulating apparatus at a pressure corresponding to his depth.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- (of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external agency of intervention