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Able to act or work automatically.


not requiring an external influence or control to function; automatic
ˌself-ˈaction n


acting by itself; automatic.
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Adj.1.self-acting - designed to activate or move or regulate itself; "a self-activating sprinkler system"
automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"


[ˌselfˈæktɪŋ] ADJautomático
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A self-acting apparatus supplied the three travelers with air to breathe.
This Mr Swiveller gave them--faithfully as regarded the wishes and character of the single gentleman, and poetically as concerned the great trunk, of which he gave a description more remarkable for brilliancy of imagination than a strict adherence to truth; declaring, with many strong asseverations, that it contained a specimen of every kind of rich food and wine, known in these times, and in particular that it was of a self-acting kind and served up whatever was required, as he supposed by clock-work.
Self-acting ink, that 'ere; it's wrote your mark upon the wall, old gen'l'm'n.
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While rapid-firing weapons such as the mitrailleuse (designed by Belgian Army Captain Toussaint-Henry-Joseph Fafchamps with gunsmith Joseph Montigny and used in the Crimean War) followed a decade later by the Gatling were designed and used first, the Maxim was the first self-acting rapid fire weapon.
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Although he has great potential to become a self-acting political leader, President GE-l has opted to accept what is granted by Erdoy-an.
We have often heard this debated; but it appears that we are creating our own successors; we are daily adding to the beauty and delicacy of their physical organisation; we are giving them greater power and supplying by all sorts of ingenious contrivances that self-regulating, self-acting power which will be to them what intellect has been to the human race.
The socio- cultural setting of South performances a significant function with considers to the conclusions of women s empowerment, refuting the widespread assumption that women s empowerment is a self-acting conclusion of microfinance.
That made the device self-acting, and, as long as the water supply remained steady, the hydraulic ram was virtually a perpetual motion machine.
This, indeed, is truth, for if you look at the person like a self-acting machine without taking into consideration that which makes the machine work, without asking yourself what is the force that drives the machine and "motivates action," this question remains unanswered (PSS 55: 183).