self-acting


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self-act·ing

(sĕlf′ăk′tĭng)
adj.
Able to act or work automatically.

self-acting

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

self′-act′ing



adj.
acting by itself; automatic.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

self-acting

[ˌselfˈæktɪŋ] ADJautomático
References in classic literature ?
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.
"Two six-pound rapid Hotchkiss guns, two four-pound rapid Hotchkiss guns, 100 improved Winchester rifles, 50,000 rounds of rifle ammunition, 500 four-pound shells, 500 six-pound shells, four adjustable gun-carriages to be fitted on the decks, three Whitehead self-acting torpedoes, a large quantity of revolvers, cutlasses and other small arms."
Design contest: klash challenge contest - the start of self-acting activities of municipalities
Revolvers have another class of safety: the self-acting safety that works without conscious thought on the user's input and without rendering the firearm useless.
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.
With 20 tons of pulling force, the ARS709 offers industry-leading features like a negative self-acting hydraulic brake, an integrated hydraulic dynamometer, a hydraulic cooling system, advanced user controls and more.
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."
Incompressible fluid motion in "self-acting thrust bearings with spiral grooves" (SATBESPIG) is a complex motion in thin layers [1-5] bounded by two solid surfaces in relative rotation one to another.
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.