self-generating

[ self-jen-uh-rey-ting, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf- /

adjective

producing from within itself.
Also self-gen·er·a·tive [self-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, ˈsɛlf-/.
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Examples from the Web for self-generating

  • Some of these influences are intra-communal and self-generating, such as the reconstructive impulses already examined.

    Catastrophe and Social Change|Samuel Henry Prince
  • When man permits the establishment of self-generating evil he must submit to the effect.

    Caesar's Column|Ignatius Donnelly