self-can·​cel·​ing ˌself-ˈkan(t)-s(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce self-canceling (audio)
variants or self-cancelling
: cancelling or negating itself
self-canceling turn signals
a self-cancelling effect

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-canceling was in 1837

Dictionary Entries Near self-canceling

Cite this Entry

“Self-canceling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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