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self-generating

[self-jen-uh-rey-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
producing from within itself.
Also, self-generative
[self-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, ˈsɛlf-/ (Show IPA)
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  • Some of these influences are intra-communal and self-generating, such as the reconstructive impulses already examined.

    Catastrophe and Social Change Samuel Henry Prince
  • When man permits the establishment of self-generating evil he must submit to the effect.

    Caesar's Column Ignatius Donnelly

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