- capable of moving without an external agency.
Origin of self-moving
First recorded in 1575–85
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Examples from the Web for self-moving
Every mobile of the last kind is called a self-moving thing.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
He was the inventor of self-moving fans, wind-sails, and ventilators.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
He can waft himself from world to world by his own self-moving powers.Absurdities of Immaterialism
I think it possible to produce a self-moving power by such a machine as that, a drawing of which is now prefixed.
A consequent increased interest in the subject of self-moving mechanism was thus created.