Definition of self-regulating in English:



  • Regulating itself without intervention from external bodies.

    ‘advertising is governed by a self-regulating system’
    • ‘If one industry is in control and has a monopoly, what is the point in having an industry body that is self-regulating?’
    • ‘What it teaches us is that this self-regulating system has no need of humanity, does not exist for the sake of humanity, and will regulate itself in ignorance of humanity's fate.’
    • ‘His notion of the mind as a self-regulating system is in line with modern ideas on cybernetics.’
    • ‘They say that the provincial government has seized control of the formerly self-regulating body.’
    • ‘Although it was at times a painful process, the system was self-regulating with participants generally operating with an appreciation for the risks of lending and speculative excess.’
    • ‘Put another way, why wasn't the system self-regulating after all?’
    • ‘A free market system is largely self-regulating and provides the best environment for promotion of opportunity, excellence, personal growth, and freedom of expression.’
    • ‘They said Bulgaria should remove its laws on insult and defamation from the criminal code, and that editors should set up a self-regulating body for the media industry.’
    • ‘Accreditation of universities is in the hands of voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulating regional bodies.’
    • ‘Political authorities were interested mainly in maintaining harmony within and among these different self-regulating bodies.’
    • ‘If we want a self-regulating profession, then we must regulate well at every level.’
    • ‘The use of self-regulating mechanisms to explain long-term stability has a long history in ecology but has been notoriously difficult to demonstrate in practice.’
    • ‘This is largely a self-regulating body and was set up as an alternative to Parliament's providing statutory regulations.’
    • ‘The idolization of the market as a perfect, self-regulating mechanism that always leads to the best possible outcomes is as far from reality as the hopes of socialist central planners.’
    • ‘These chemicals change the experience of pain and release other chemicals, such as hormones, that influence the body's self-regulating systems.’
    • ‘The psyche is a self-regulating system that maintains its equilibrium just as the body does.’
    • ‘His particular field of interest seemed to be where previously self-regulating systems underwent irreversible change.’
    • ‘Its components are easy to install and provide a self-powered, self-regulating system requiring no further maintenance or monitoring.’
    • ‘The Committee concluded that a more self-regulating system was needed.’
    • ‘Here, I formulate four rules that are generally accepted among scientists and that, if consequently applied, serve as a self-regulating system.’
    mechanized, mechanical, automated, push-button, preprogrammed, computerized, electronic, robotic, unmanned
    View synonyms



/ˈˌself ˈreɡyəˌlādiNG/