self-correcting

adjective
self-cor·​rect·​ing | \ ˌself-kə-ˈrek-tiŋ How to pronounce self-correcting (audio) \

Definition of self-correcting

: correcting or compensating for one's own errors or weaknesses

First Known Use of self-correcting

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-correcting was in 1803

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“Self-correcting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-correcting. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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