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English definition of “self-regulating”

self-regulating

adjective
 
 
(also self-regulatory) LAW, HR used to describe an industry, profession, etc. that checks that its members act according to particular rules, rather than having this done by another organization: a self-regulatory body/organization The HKSA is a self-regulatory body governing the professional conduct of accounting professionals in Hong Kong.
used to describe a system, machine, etc. that is able to correct itself when things begin to go wrong, without outside help: The proposal is to make the system self-regulating by arranging for any pollutant from the factory to foul the factory process water. Trade deficits have a self-regulating element. → See also self-correcting
(Definition of self-regulating from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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