Meaning of “self-regulating” in the English Dictionary

"self-regulating" in Business English

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self-regulatingadjective

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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.

(Definition of “self-regulating” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)