adjective Date: 1662 capable of determining one's or its own acts

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  • Self-determining — Self de*ter min*ing, a. Capable of self determination; as, the self determining power of will. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-determining — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : capable of determining one s or its own acts a self determining organism * * * selfˈ deterˈmined and selfˈ deterˈmining adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-determining — See self determined. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-determination — self determined, adj. self determining, adj. /self di terr meuh nay sheuhn, self /, n. 1. determination by oneself or itself, without outside influence. 2. freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting another or others.… …   Universalium

  • self-governed — self governing, adj. /self guv euhrnd, self /, adj. 1. governed by itself or having self government, as a state or community; independent. 2. self regulating; self determining. 3. exercising self restraint or self control. [1700 10] Syn. 1.… …   Universalium

  • self-determination — [self′di tʉr΄mə nā′shən] n. 1. the act or power of making up one s own mind about what to think or do, without outside influence or compulsion 2. the right of a people to decide upon its own political status or form of government, without outside …   English World dictionary

  • self-determination — /sɛlf dəˌtɜməˈneɪʃən / (say self duh.termuh nayshuhn) noun 1. determination by oneself or itself, without outside influence. 2. the determining by a people or nationality of the form of government it shall have, without reference to the wishes of …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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-determined — Synonyms and related words: arbitrary, autarchic, autarkic, autonomous, discretional, discretionary, elective, free, free will, free spirited, freewheeling, gratuitous, independent, individualistic, inner directed, neutral, nonaligned,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-determination — n. 1 a nation s right to determine its own allegiance, government, etc. 2 the ability to act with free will, as opposed to fatalism etc. Derivatives: self determined adj. self determining adj …   Useful english dictionary

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