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self-correcting

[self-kuh-rek-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlf kəˈrɛk tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
automatically adjusting to or correcting mistakes, malfunctions, etc.:
a self-correcting mechanism.
Also, self-corrective.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
Related forms
self-correction, noun
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  • However, the notion that markets are always efficient, can be left to themselves and are self-correcting is no longer tenable.
  • He underestimated the self-correcting power of democracy.
  • And despite errors, incorrect data and false trails, progress is fast and surprisingly self-correcting.
  • But it quickly went away as science went through its self-correcting process.
  • Science would not be self-correcting and progressing without these crackpots.
  • Science is a self-correcting process, in spite of the human frailties and motivations that sometimes slow down its progress.
  • Cries for data are a distraction: a certain anti-intellectual distrust in the self-correcting ability of science is the problem.
  • Under normal conditions misconceptions are self-correcting, and the markets tend toward some kind of equilibrium.
  • The uselessness of the textbook case for self-correcting economy.
  • In other words, negative feedback is self-correcting.
British Dictionary definitions for self-correcting

self-correcting

adjective
1.
capable of correcting itself without external aid
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