self-explanatory

adjective
self-ex·​plan·​a·​to·​ry | \ ˌself-ik-ˈspla-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce self-explanatory (audio) \

Definition of self-explanatory

: explaining itself : capable of being understood without explanation

First Known Use of self-explanatory

1737, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-explanatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-explanatory. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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self-explanatory

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English Language Learners Definition of self-explanatory

: easy to understand without explanation

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