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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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  • Most of the questions on the form are self-explanatory.
  • The first two columns are self-explanatory but the third is less so.
  • He reeled off immense chunks of scripture-without any interpretation whatsoever, as if the verses were self-explanatory.
  • It's the kind of sad statistic that is self-explanatory.
  • Servers are prompt, friendly and knowledgeable, though the little paper two-sided menu is pretty self-explanatory.
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
adj.

1813, from self- + explanatory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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