Meaning of “self-regulation” in the English Dictionary

"self-regulation" in British English

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self-regulationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌself.reɡ.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌself.reɡ.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/

making certain yourself that you or your employees act according to the rules, rather than having this done by other people:

They favour the self-regulation of the industry, and strict codes of conduct have already been issued by the Advertising Association.
adjective uk /ˌselfˈreɡ.jə.leɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˌselfˈreɡ.jə.leɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ also self-regulatory,

a self-regulating body/organization

(Definition of “self-regulation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self regulation" in Business English

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self regulationnoun [ U ]

uk us HR

a situation in which an industry, profession, etc. checks that its members act according to particular rules, rather than having this done by another organization:

NAB has long believed that responsible industry self-regulation is preferable to government regulation.

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

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