adjective Date: circa 1875 closing or shutting automatically after being opened

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-closing — [self′klō′ziŋ] adj. closing automatically …   English World dictionary

  • self-closing — self clos′ing adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-closing — /sɛlf ˈkloʊzɪŋ/ (say self klohzing) adjective closing automatically, as of a door, drawer, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • self closing —   adj.    pertaining to doors or covers which have a continuous force applied in the closing direction …   Locksmith dictionary

  • self-closing — adj. (of a door etc.) closing automatically …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-closing — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-clos|ing — «SEHLF KLOH zihng», adjective. closing of itself; closing or shutting automatically: »a self closing bridge, a self closing door …   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

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