self-regulating


self-regulating

adjective

  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.

adjective

  1. (of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external agency of intervention

adj.1837, from self- + present participle of regulate (v.).

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