self-directed

adjective
self-di·​rect·​ed | \ ˌself-də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce self-directed (audio) , -dī- \

Definition of self-directed

1 : directed for or by oneself self-directed retirement plans self-directed classroom activities a self-directed performance
2 : directed at oneself self-directed anger
3 : directing oneself or capable of directing oneself empowering students to become self-directed learners

First Known Use of self-directed

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-directed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-directed. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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