self-op·​er·​at·​ing ˌself-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-operating (audio)
: functioning or capable of functioning by itself without a human operator
self-operating machines/cars/robots

Examples of self-operating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No brand is a self-operating vehicle, especially in a bumpy economy. Matthew Dunlap, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-operating was in 1810

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“Self-operating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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