self-guiding

adjective
self-guid·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈgī-diŋ How to pronounce self-guiding (audio) \

Definition of self-guiding

: guiding oneself or itself : self-guided self-guiding robots/vehicles Plants and animals are more easily seen along a self-guiding nature trail on the edge of the dune field.— Clayton E. Jackson

First Known Use of self-guiding

1715, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-guiding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-guiding. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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