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self-explanatory

[self-ik-splan-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪkˈsplæn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
explaining itself; needing no explanation; obvious.
Also, self-explaining
[self-ik-spley-ning, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪkˈspleɪ nɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for self explanatory

self-explanatory

adjective
1.
understandable without explanation; self-evident
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Word Origin and History for self explanatory

self-explanatory

adj.

1813, from self- + explanatory.

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