self-correcting

adjective
self-cor·​rect·​ing | \ˌself-kə-ˈrek-tiŋ \

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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