Definition of self-regulation in US English:

self-regulation

noun

  • The fact of something such as an organization regulating itself without intervention from external bodies.

    ‘the pros and cons of industry self-regulation versus government legislation’
    ‘self-regulation of the press’
    • ‘Nobody's suggesting car mechanics should be allowed to shield themselves, via self-regulation, from competition.’
    • ‘Several of the larger online recruiters are attempting to distance themselves from cowboy operators by introducing self-regulation.’
    • ‘He called on the industry to support enhanced local self-regulation, rather than pan-European rules.’
    • ‘In the absence of any meaningful legislation, privacy advocates say self-regulation has been a failure.’
    • ‘The contemporary credit system has demonstrated zero capacity for self-regulation or adjustment.’
    • ‘He is the lone voice within the media opposed to self-regulation.’
    • ‘Independent groups are trying to head off lawmakers via self-regulation.’
    • ‘The diamond industry in producer countries is expected to introduce a system of self-regulation to support government efforts.’
    • ‘He was impressed at the measures the advertising industry had taken toward self-regulation.’
    • ‘They succeeded in promoting the oil industry's preference for self-regulation.’

Pronunciation

self-regulation

/ˌsɛlfˌrɛɡjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ˌselfˌreɡyəˈlāSH(ə)n/