the continual automatic adjustment or self-regulation of a biochemical, physiological, or ecological system to maintain a stable state.
autoregulation au·to·reg·u·la·tion (ô’tō-rěg’yə-lā’shən)
The tendency of the blood flow toward an organ or part to remain at or return to the same level despite changes in arterial pressure.
A biological system equipped with inhibitory feedback systems such that a given change tends to be largely or completely counteracted.
the condition of flight occurring when lift is derived solely from the action of air upon the unpowered rotor of a moving helicopter or autogiro. noun the continuous rotation of a body in an airflow, such as that of the rotor blades of a helicopter in an unpowered descent
noun (computing) a feature of computer keys whereby a character is generated repeatedly as long as the user holds down the key in question verb (intransitive) (computing) (of a computer key) to go on automatically regenerating a character
a principal highway, especially in France and French-speaking Canada. noun a French motorway
a feature of a software program that automatically saves an open document or file: I like to live dangerously and turn off the autosave feature in my word processor. an instance of this function: an autosave every three minutes. to save (a document or file) using this feature. to be automatically saved: Most video games […]