Definition of Self-regulating

1. Adjective. Designed to activate or move or regulate itself. "A self-activating sprinkler system"

Exact synonyms: Self-acting, Self-activating, Self-moving
Similar to: Automatic



Definition of Self-regulating

1. Adjective. Describing something capable of controlling itself. ¹

2. Adjective. Describing an organization or other legal body that establishes standards for itself rather than having them legislated for it by government. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-regulating

self-punishment
self-raising
self-raising flour
self-realisation
self-realization
self-redress
self-reference
self-referent
self-referential
self-referential meaning
self-reformation
self-regard
self-regarding
self-regenerating
self-registering thermometer
self-regulating (current term)
self-regulation
self-regulatory
self-reliance
self-reliant
self-renunciation
self-repelling
self-replicating
self-report inventory
self-report personality inventory
self-reproach
self-reproof
self-rescuer
self-rescuers
self-respect

Literary usage of Self-regulating

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1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1906)
"... to our drawings is a self-regulating tube, small, and with very thin glass. Fio. 2.—Special Miiller tube. Bulb 8 centimetres in diameter. ..."

2. Dynamo-electric Machinery: A Manual for Students of Electrotechnics by Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1886)
"self-regulating DYNAMOS. ... theory of the self-regulating dynamo is based upon the assumption, never absolutely attainable in practice, that there is such ..."

3. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"Self-Regulating Feeders.—Steam-Gauge.—Barometer-Gauge.—Watt's Invention of the Indicator.—Counter.—Safety-Valve.—Fusible Pings.—Self Regulating Damper. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1841)
"THE GREAT self-regulating STEAM-BALLOON. ' RACE with the winds impetuous o'er the sky, Teach birds by steam a modern way to fly. ..."

5. Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, at the First Session by William Pitt Fessenden, Thaddeus Stevens (1866)
"doctrine I regarded as a self-regulating principle of American State institutions extending possibly over the continent. Question. ..."

6. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"LARGE self-regulating RESERVOIR, FOR HYDROGEN. ... represents a self- regulating reservoir, for hydrogen gas; it is constructed like that described in the ..."

7. Elements of Political Economy by Arthur Latham Perry (1866)
"Because they are self - regulating. These metals came to be, and continue to be, money, independent of the enactments of any government. ..."

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