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Self-regulating   /sɛlf-rˈɛgjəlˌeɪtɪŋ/   Listen
Self-regulating

adjective
1.
Designed to activate or move or regulate itself.  Synonyms: self-acting, self-activating, self-moving.






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"Self-regulating" Quotes from Famous Books



... "Eclipse" was the first mill of its class built. It is known as the "solid-wheel, self-regulating pattern," and was invented about seventeen years ago. The wind wheel is of the rosette type, built without any joints, which gives it the name "solid wheel," in contradistinction to wheels made with loose sections or fans hinged to the arms or ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884 • Various

... to break away from traditional cooking apparatus and traditional diet. The installation and use of fireless cookers, self-regulating ovens, is a first step. The discarding of most of the puddings, roasts, fancy dishes that take much time in the preparation and that keep the housewife in the kitchen would not only save the housewife but would also be of great benefit to her husband. The cult of hearty ...
— The Nervous Housewife • Abraham Myerson

... "The self-regulating adaptive disposition of organised life may, in part, be traced to the extreme fecundity of nature, who, as before stated, has in all the varieties of her offspring a prolific power much beyond (in many cases a thousandfold) what is necessary to fill up the vacancies ...
— Luck or Cunning? • Samuel Butler

... enlist both alike. To address the body predominantly strengthens unduly the fleshy elements, and to overemphasize the soul causes weakness and automatisms. Thus understood, play is the ideal type of exercise for the young, most favorable for growth, and most self-regulating in both kind and amount. For its forms the pulse of adolescent enthusiasm beats highest. It is unconstrained and free to follow any outer or inner impulse. The zest of it vents and satisfies the strong passion of youth ...
— Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene • G. Stanley Hall



Words linked to "Self-regulating" :   self-acting, self-activating, self-moving, automatic



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