[self-reg-yuh-ley-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
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.
functioning automatically:
a self-regulating machine.
(of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external agency of intervention


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