self-starting
adjective Date: 1866 capable of starting by oneself or itself

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  • self-starting — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : capable of starting by oneself or itself …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-starting — See self starter. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-starting — adjective a) That starts by itself b) energetic and resourceful …   Wiktionary

  • self-starter — (n.) 1894, of engines, 1960, of persons (especially workers), SELF (Cf. self) + starter (see START (Cf. start) (v.)). Self starting (adj.), of motors, is attested from 1866 …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-starter — self starting, adj. /self stahr teuhr/, n. 1. starter (def. 3). 2. Informal. a person who begins work or undertakes a project on his or her own initiative, without needing to be told or encouraged to do so. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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-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-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

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