[self-ig-zis-tuh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪgˈzɪs tənt, ˌsɛlf-/
existing independently of any cause, as God.
having an independent existence.
(philosophy) existing independently of any other being or cause
verb (used with object) 1. to increase in extent, size, volume, scope, etc.: Heat expands most metals. He hopes to expand his company. 2. to spread or stretch out; unfold: A bird expands its wings. 3. to express in fuller form or greater detail; develop: to expand a short story into a novel. 4. Mathematics. […]
[self-ik-splan-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪkˈsplæn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. explaining itself; needing no explanation; obvious. self-explanatory adjective 1. understandable without explanation; self-evident
noun 1. the act of explicating. 2. an explanation; interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce’s book. noun 1. the act or process of explicating 2. analysis or interpretation, esp of a literary passage or work or philosophical doctrine 3. a comprehensive exposition or description
verb (used with object) 1. to utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account: to exploit a business opportunity. 2. to use selfishly for one’s own ends: employers who exploit their workers. 3. to advance or further through exploitation; promote: He exploited his new movie through a series of guest appearances. noun (ˈɛksplɔɪt) 1. a […]