self-acting

[self-ak-ting]
adjective
acting by itself; automatic.

Origin:
1670–80

self-action, noun
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self-acting
 
adj
not requiring an external influence or control to function; automatic
 
self-'action
 
n

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No day is fixed for the while loading and at other times, of a self-acting launch of the ship.
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