self-correcting
adjective Date: 1805 correcting or compensating for one's own errors or weaknesses

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  • self-correcting — ˌself corˈrecting adjective formal ECONOMICS a self correcting system, activity etc will, when it is in a bad state, improve without anyone having to take action: • In the West, depressions are often cyclical and essentially self correcting. •… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-correcting — self correction, n. /self keuh rek ting, self /, adj. automatically adjusting to or correcting mistakes, malfunctions, etc.: a self correcting mechanism. Also, self corrective. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-correcting — [selfkə rek′tiŋ] adj. 1. correcting oneself or itself 2. designating or of a special device on a typewriter that allows the typist to correct an error by backspacing and retyping …   English World dictionary

  • self-correcting — self′ correct′ing adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-correcting — /sɛlf kəˈrɛktɪŋ/ (say self kuh rekting) adjective correcting automatically or by oneself …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-correcting — UK / US adjective computing automatically correcting any typing mistakes made by the user as soon as he or she makes them …   English dictionary

  • self-correcting — adj. correcting itself without external help …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-correct — self correcting ˌself corˈrecting adjective formal ECONOMICS a self correcting system, activity etc will, when it is in a bad state, improve without anyone having to take action: • In the West, depressions are often cyclical and essentially self… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-regulating — UK US adjective ► (also self regulatory) LAW, HR used to describe an industry, profession, etc. that checks that its members act according to particular rules, rather than having this done by another organization: a self regulatory… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-cor|rec|tive — «SEHLF kuh REHK tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. = self correcting. (Cf. ↑self correcting) –n. a corrective of oneself or itself: »Democracy s great self corrective is reasonable dissent and debate (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

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