Definition of self-regulating in English:


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  • Regulating itself without intervention from external bodies: advertising is governed by a self-regulating system
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    • These chemicals change the experience of pain and release other chemicals, such as hormones, that influence the body's self-regulating systems.
    • They said Bulgaria should remove its laws on insult and defamation from the criminal code, and that editors should set up a self-regulating body for the media industry.
    • Accreditation of universities is in the hands of voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulating regional bodies.



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  • Earlier this year, the British Association of Private Security Companies was set up, a lobbying body keen to promote self-regulation.
  • The privileged status of self-regulation for the NYSE should be amended.
  • The ideal self-regulation is brought about through discussions between all interested parties, representing a balanced solution.


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  • Compared with the law, which has a compulsory meaning, human ideology has a self-regulatory effect.
  • New Zealand has one of the best self-regulatory systems in the world, including its own register of people who do not wish to receive telemarketing calls - 17,000 people are already on it.
  • Since we set up this self-regulatory agreement there have been no complaints.

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