acting by itself; automatic.
not requiring an external influence or control to function; automatic
[self-ak-choo-uh-luh-zey-shuh n, self-ak-] /ˈsɛlfˌæk tʃu ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf æk-/ noun, Psychology. 1. the achievement of one’s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world. self-actualization noun 1. (psychol) the process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one’s abilities and to understand oneself
[self-ak-choo-uh-lahyz, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈæk tʃu əˌlaɪz, ˌsɛlf-/ verb (used without object), self-actualized, self-actualizing. 1. to undergo self-actualization.
verb (used with object), actuated, actuating. 1. to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives. 2. to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine. verb (transitive) 1. to put into action or mechanical motion 2. to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires
[self-uh-drest] /ˈsɛlf əˈdrɛst/ adjective 1. addressed for return to the sender. self-addressed adjective 1. addressed for return to the sender 2. directed to oneself: a self-addressed remark