Self-regulative
Self-regulative Self`-reg"u*la*tive, a. Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-regulative — /self reg yeuh lay tiv, self /, adj. used for or capable of controlling or adjusting oneself or itself: a self regulative device. Also, self regulatory /self reg yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee, self /. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-regulative — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective or self regulatory (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ : serving or tending to regulate oneself or itself * * * /self reg yeuh lay tiv, self /, adj. used for or capable of controlling or adjusting oneself or itself …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-reg|u|la|to|ry — «SEHLF REHG yuh luh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = self regulative. (Cf. ↑self regulative) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-controlled — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, accepting, armed with patience, assured, automated, automatic, automatous, balanced, collected, composed, confident, controlled, cybernated, disciplined, endurant, enduring, equanimous, equilibrious, firm… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-governing — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aristocratic, autarchic, autarkic, authoritarian, autocratic, automated, automatic, automatous, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, cybernated, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-acting — Synonyms and related words: arbitrary, automated, automatic, automatous, autonomous, cybernated, discretional, discretionary, elective, free, free will, gratuitous, independent, nonmandatory, offered, optional, proffered, self active, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-regulating — Synonyms and related words: automated, automatic, automatous, cybernated, self acting, self active, self adjusting, self closing, self controlled, self cooking, self directed, self directing, self dumping, self governed, self governing, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-adjusting — Synonyms and related words: automated, automatic, automatous, cybernated, self acting, self active, self closing, self controlled, self cooking, self directed, self directing, self dumping, self governed, self governing, self lighting, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-winding — Synonyms and related words: automated, automatic, automatous, cybernated, self acting, self active, self adjusting, self closing, self controlled, self cooking, self directed, self directing, self dumping, self governed, self governing, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-regulatory — adjective see self regulative * * * self regulātˈory (or / regˈ/) adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑self * * * self regulatory UK US adjective a self regulatory system or organization is one that controls itself and makes its own rules Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

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