Self-acting Self`-act"ing, a. Acting of or by one's self or by itself; -- said especially of a machine or mechanism which is made to perform of or for itself what is usually done by human agency; automatic; as, a self-acting feed apparatus; a self-acting mule; a self-acting press. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • self-acting — [self′ak′tiŋ] adj. acting without outside influence or stimulus; working by itself; automatic …   English World dictionary

  • self-acting — index spontaneous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-acting — self action, n. /self ak ting/, adj. acting by itself; automatic. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-acting — self′ act′ing adj. acting by itself; automatic • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-acting — /sɛlf ˈæktɪŋ/ (say self akting) adjective automatic …   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-acting — adj. acting without external influence or control; automatic. Derivatives: self action n. self activity n …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-acting — adj automatic, automated, self moving, self propelling, self propelled, self directing, automotive …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • self-acting — adjective Date: circa 1680 acting or capable of acting of or by itself ; automatic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-acting — automatic; operating or acting by itself …   English contemporary dictionary

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