[self-i-nish-ee-ey-tid, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪ tɪd, ˌsɛlf-/
initiated or begun by oneself.
noun 1. an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends. 2. readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative. 3. one’s personal, responsible decision: to act on one’s own initiative. 4. Government. a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, […]
verb (used with object), inoculated, inoculating. 1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance. 2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner. 3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as […]
noun 1. the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane. 2. formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.
[self-in-struhk-shuh-nuh l] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˈstrʌk ʃə nəl/ adjective, Education. 1. pertaining to or constituting learning materials and conditions arranged so that students can proceed to learn on their own with little or no supervision.