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Wordnet 3.0


1. designed to activate or move or regulate itself;
- Example: "a self-activating sprinkler system"
[syn: self-acting, self-activating, self-moving, self-regulating]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

self-acting adj 1: designed to activate or move or regulate itself; "a self- activating sprinkler system" [syn: self-acting, self- activating, self-moving, self-regulating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "self-acting": arbitrary, automated, automatic, automatous, autonomous, cybernated, discretional, discretionary, elective, free, free will, gratuitous, independent, nonmandatory, offered, optional, proffered, self-active, self-adjusting, self-closing, self-controlled, self-cooking, self-determined, self-determining, self-directed, self-directing, self-dumping, self-governed, self-governing, self-lighting, self-operative, self-regulative, self-starting, self-winding, self-working, semiautomatic, spontaneous, unasked, unbesought, unbidden, uncalled-for, uncoerced, uncompelled, unforced, uninfluenced, uninvited, unpressured, unprompted, unrequested, unrequired, unsolicited, unsought, voluntary, volunteer, willful