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self-moving

[self-moo-ving, self-]
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adjective
  1. capable of moving without an external agency.
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Origin of self-moving

First recorded in 1575–85
Related formsself-move·ment, nounself-mov·er, noun
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Related Words for self-moving

mechanical, electronic, electric, automated, motorized, mechanized, robotic, self-moving, self-regulating, self-starting

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Historical Examples of self-moving

  • Every mobile of the last kind is called a self-moving thing.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

    Isaac Husik

  • He was the inventor of self-moving fans, wind-sails, and ventilators.

  • He can waft himself from world to world by his own self-moving powers.

  • I think it possible to produce a self-moving power by such a machine as that, a drawing of which is now prefixed.

    Perpetual Motion

    Percy Verance

  • A consequent increased interest in the subject of self-moving mechanism was thus created.

    Perpetual Motion

    Percy Verance