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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Regulating oneself or itself.
  • adj. Regulating itself automatically.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing something capable of controlling itself.
  • adj. Describing an organization or other legal body that establishes standards for itself rather than having them legislated for it by government.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Regulating itself or one's self.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. designed to activate or move or regulate itself

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Examples

  • In other words, you are built to be self-regulating and self-healing.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • It is the whole living system that holds the self-regulating processes inherent within the organization of your biological being.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Moreover, this dual investment in Americanness and whiteness was always presented as a self-regulating paternalism.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Revolutionary leaders believed—rightly—that sexual desire was an even greater threat than drunkenness to the new nation of self-regulating men.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • We believe Earth and its ecosystems--created by God's intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence --are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. . .

    Victor Stenger: The Folly of Faith

  • WHAT WE BELIEVE 1. We believe Earth and its ecosystems--created by God's intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence --are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory.

    Victor Stenger: Global Warming and Religion

  • There is great optimism within the Football League that, since this will be a self-regulating system drawn up by the clubs, for the clubs, it will gain traction and teeth.

    Football League clubs debate wage restraint to curb losses

  • In the Centennial location the prevailing westerly wind constantly strained the self-regulating ventilation opener mechanisms and we replaced several.

    Bird Cloud

  • After all, if we are all to blame, then no one is to blame, in particular an deregulated financial system, which their guru, Mr. Greenspan, said could be self-correcting and self-regulating.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Costliest Bailout

  • Natural systems are self-regulating once the core balance is restored.

    Wild Feminine

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