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self-operating

[self-op-uh-rey-ting, self-]
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adjective
  1. automatic.
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Also self-op·er·a·tive [self-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, ˈsɛlf-/.
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  • But the claim of Evolution is that all came by "resident forces," self-operating.

    The Other Side of Evolution

    Alexander Patterson

  • "It seems to be a self-operating proposition," stated Colonel Wincott.

  • They seem to suppose that the social machinery of the world is self-operating.

  • Malone was not quite certain that he agreed with Burris' idea of a self-operating car, but at least it was something to work on.

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • On one occasion he was caught in the self-operating elevator of the theater and was kept a prisoner in it for over an hour.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

    Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman