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self- +‎ regulating


self-regulating (comparative more self-regulating, superlative most self-regulating)

  1. Able to control itself.
    The motor was self-regulating, until the governor broke and it suddenly raced out of control.
  2. Of an organization, establishing standards for itself rather than having them legislated for it by government.
    Lawyers are self-regulating through the bar association, which sets standards and imposes penalties.