self-start·​ing ˌself-ˈstär-tiŋ How to pronounce self-starting (audio)
: capable of starting by oneself or itself

Examples of self-starting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heartbroken mother chronicled her family's life pre- and post-tragedy and told readers about Natalee's self-starting, warm demeanor. David K. Li, NBC News, 11 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-starting was in 1850

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“Self-starting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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