Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “self-regulation”

self-regulation

noun [U]     /ˌself.reɡ.jʊˈleɪ.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.Rules and laws self-regulating     /ˌselfˈreɡ.jʊ.leɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/ adjective (also self-regulatory) a self-regulating body/organizationRules and laws
(Definition of self-regulation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of self-regulation

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Rules & laws, but you might be interested in these topics from the Law and the police topic area:

Translations of “self-regulation”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More