Definition of Self-acting

1. Adjective. Designed to activate or move or regulate itself. "A self-activating sprinkler system"




Medical Definition of Self-acting

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-acting

seletracetam
self
self-
self-abased
self-abasement
self-abasements
self-abnegating
self-abnegation
self-absorbed
self-absorption
self-abuse
self-abuser
self-abusers
self-acceptance
self-accusation
self-acting (current term)
self-activating
self-adapting program
self-addressed
self-adjoint
self-adjointness
self-advancement
self-aggrandisement
self-aggrandising
self-aggrandizement
self-aggrandizing
self-analysis
self-annihilation
self-appointed
self-assembled

Literary usage of Self-acting

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1. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1893)
"The several methods of working self-acting inclines on steeply-inclined seams ... Mr. S. Alsop J gives a description of a self-acting endless chain used for ..."

2. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1902)
"DESCRIPTION OF THE HERCULES COMPANY'S self-acting TRAMWAY. By SYDNEY Tnow, General Manager. THE Hercules Mine, situated on the western slope of Mt. Hamilton ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1879)
"On self-acting Intermittent Siphons and the Conditions ^vhich Determine the Commencement of their Action. By ROGERS FIELD, BA, M. Inst. CE [A communication ..."

4. Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery by David J. Jeremy (1990)
"The Great Falls Manufacturing Company having determined to introduce Self-Acting Mules into one of their factories but being unable to satisfy themselves ..."

5. Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery by David J. Jeremy (1990)
"The Great Falls Manufacturing Company having determined to introduce Self-Acting Mules into one of their factories but being unable to satisfy themselves ..."

6. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"The electrometers already described are not self-acting, but require for each observation an adjustment of a micrometer screw, or some other movement which ..."

7. Annual ReportLabor laws and legislation (1907)
"SPINNING BY self-acting MULES. Whereas certain machinery used in the procesa of spinning in textile factories, and known as self-acting mules, ..."

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