self-regulating

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self-regulating

[self-reg-yuh-ley-ting, self-]
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.

Origin:
1830–40

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self-regulating
 
adj
(of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external agency of intervention

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Example sentences
Also, it is important to note that mushrooms are self-regulating.
It has depended on a self-regulating nuclear industry and the industry was
  indifferent and even hostile to safety procedures.
Is this icecap melting leading to more volcanic eruptions, leading to more
  cooling kind of a self-regulating feedback loop.
But quotas are widely disliked, so other countries are taking different routes,
  mainly of the self-regulating variety.
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