self-ini·​ti·​at·​ed ˌself-i-ˈni-shē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce self-initiated (audio)
: caused or facilitated to begin by oneself : initiated by oneself
self-initiated learning/activities
According to police, the charges stemmed from a self-initiated investigation by the department's internal affairs division.Sandra Gomez-Aceves

Examples of self-initiated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The American flight self-initiated a go-around and the two aircraft were approximately 3,100 feet from each other. Amanda Maile, ABC News, 15 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-initiated was in 1787

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“Self-initiated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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