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Meaning of self-regulating

self-reg•u•lat•ing

Pronunciation: (self"reg'yu-lā"ting, self'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. adjusting, ruling, or governing itself without outside interference; operating or functioning without externally imposed controls or regulations: a self-regulating economy; the self-regulating market.
  2. functioning automatically: a self-regulating machine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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