Self-regulating meaning

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Regulating oneself or itself.
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Regulating itself automatically.
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Regulating oneself or itself, so as to function automatically or without outside control.
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Able to control itself.

The motor was self-regulating, until the governor broke and it suddenly raced out of control.

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Of an organization, establishing standards for itself rather than having them legislated for it by government.

Lawyers are self-regulating through the bar association, which sets standards and imposes penalties.

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