from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of assuming a desired position or condition with relation to other parts, under varying circumstances, without requiring to be adjusted by hand; -- said of a piece in machinery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Designed or contrived to adjust itself; requiring no external adjustment in the performance of a specific operation or series of operations: as, a self-adjusting screw.
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