a.1.Supplying its own power, as a hydraulic ram.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Aquinas), and in analysing the manner of human behaviour, find that the perception and image of the body in the Middle Ages was not unchangeable: the early medieval heterodynamic picture of the weak and fragile human body (which, under environmental pressures and limitations, sought support in the company and activities of other people and the working of forces) gradually, from the 11th to the 15th century, changed into an autodynamic picture of the body (inspired foremost by knightly ideals of physical strength, intellectual skill and professional successes) (see Kleinschmidt 2000: 81-84).
The living cell: a complex autodynamic multi-oscillator system?