self-explaining self`-ex*plain"ing, a. Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-explaining — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : self explanatory * * * self explanˈatory or self explainˈing adjective Obvious, understandable without explanation, self evident • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-explaining — understood by itself, requiring no interpretation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-explanatory — /self ik splan euh tawr ee, tohr ee, self /, adj. explaining itself; needing no explanation; obvious. Also, self explaining /self ik splay ning, self /. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-explanatory — [self′ek splan′ə tôr΄ē] adj. explaining itself; obvious without explanation: also self explaining …   English World dictionary

  • self-explanatory — /sɛlf əksˈplænətri/ (say self uhks planuhtree) adjective needing no explanation; obvious. Also, self explaining …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-explanatory — Synonyms and related words: apparent, clear, clear as crystal, comprehensible, crystal clear, discernible, distinct, evident, explicit, express, indisputable, indubitable, manifest, noticeable, observable, obvious, open and shut, palpable, patent …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-evident — Synonyms and related words: absolute, actual, admitting no question, apparent, axiomatic, clear, clear as crystal, clear cut, confirmable, crystal clear, definite, demonstrable, demonstratable, discernible, distinct, evident, explicit, express,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Self-organization — is a process of attraction and repulsion in which the internal organization of a system, normally an open system, increases in complexity without being guided or managed by an outside source. Self organizing systems typically (though not always)… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-consciousness — is an sense of self awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self awareness, which is the awareness that one exists as an individual being. An unpleasant feeling of self consciousness may occur when… …   Wikipedia

  • self-justification — /ˌsɛlf dʒʌstəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say .self justuhfuh kayshuhn) noun 1. the act or fact of explaining or explaining away one s actions, motives, etc. 2. a justification or raison d être which is inherent in a thing. 3. Printing the automatic adjustment of …   Australian English dictionary

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