from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Directed or guided by oneself, especially as an independent agent: the self-directed study of a language.
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- adj. Directed, independently by oneself without external control or constraint
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- adj. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
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E*Trade credits its success to its focus on what it calls self-directed investors—search-and-browsers.
Next As investors are putting their retirement savings into so-called self-directed individual retirement accounts, complaints about fraud in these accounts are on the rise, securities regulators say, and investors should carefully consider the risks.
“He vould prefer to call it self-directed, I think.”
Religious conservative supporters, however, are often down-to-earth, traditional, and morally charged, while libertarian supporters tend to be intellectual, self-directed and morally permissive.
But it is only by empowering patients – entrusting them with greater responsibility and putting opportunities for self-directed care into their hands – that health care can be made significantly more efficient and effective.
"I studied at Middlesex University, which offered a very self-directed open course with no constraints on medium; this certainly influenced my approach to making art, and the work I produce now," McNamara says.
Even though it is not a self-directed mandate, it is an opportunity for the company to make a positive statement to its customers, employees and shareholders.
There is now a much clearer sense than in the consultative plans that what is needed is a framework capable of accommodating further developments in personalisation and self-directed care and support.
As Sarah deals with weird kids at the school, Alex encounters her own troubles on a self-directed field trip.
Has the financial crisis lead you to become a more self-directed investor, or made you even more interested in the advice of a financial planner?