Definition of self-regulating in English:

self-regulating

Line breaks: self-regulat¦ing

adjective

Regulating itself without intervention from external bodies: advertising is governed by a self-regulating system
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

self-regulation

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

self-regulatory

adjective
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of self-regulating in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day salmanazar
Pronunciation: ˌsalməˈneɪzə
noun
a wine bottle twelve times the standard size...