self-starting

adjective
self-start·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈstär-tiŋ How to pronounce self-starting (audio) \

Definition of self-starting

: capable of starting by oneself or itself

First Known Use of self-starting

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-starting was in 1850

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