from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Needing no explanation; obvious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Obvious, having a nature that makes it clear or that explains itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Explaining itself; needing no explanation; bearing its meaning on its own face; obvious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. needing no explanation
Sorry, no etymologies found.
“The name is self-explanatory, I would have thought.”
In some ways, the title was self-explanatory: "Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Controls Over Employee Expenses Are Ineffective."
"Genre" column: the abbreviations should be self-explanatory, with "h" meaning horror genre, though we are more inclined to call it "dark fantasy".
Designers like Eric Ku are doing it with humor, inventing a flatpack alphabet – his Flatpack Chair is pretty self-explanatory.
Most of these are self-explanatory, but a couple of them are good.
The math that supports President Nicolas Sarkozy's reforms is self-explanatory: France cannot continue to devote 29.2% of its GDP to social-security spending (second only to Sweden within the OECD) with its current rate of growth of just 0.3%.
But I had a feeling this was going to be one of those self-explanatory columns—that I was but a conduit to bring the teen idol and his fans ever slightly closer together, or at least that I was an innocent shill, a cog in the Someday perfume and matching lotion and hair spray merchandizing machinery.
The eerily Davina-like Anna Richardson presents this self-explanatory show, that this week catches the students of Putney's Elliott School before they all get signed to trendy record labels, and teaches them about pregnancy.
In most cases, this should be pretty self-explanatory (read our content, buy our book, sign up for our mailing list, etc).
While I appreciate the title link too the poem, I think that titles should be self-explanatory.