Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of feeding one's self or itself; keeping up automatically a supply of anything of which there is a constant consumption, waste, use, or application for some purpose: as, a self-feeding boiler, furnace, printing-press, etc.

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Examples

  • Cortical control of a prosthetic arm for self-feeding.

    World Wide Mind

  • Are markets stuck in an irrational cycle of self-feeding fear?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian: An Unsettling Trifecta for Market Contagion

  • As long as there is an incremental buyer, prices keep going up, but at some point everybody who wants to buy a house has bought a house, so when an incremental buyer is not there, the prices start declining and then it becomes self-feeding.

    Vitaliy N. Katsenelson: Shadow Over Asia

  • He added that the world's central banks had a "very solid unity of purpose" to stop such "second-round" effects, in which broad swathes of workers demand higher wages to offset higher prices for food, energy and other products, starting a self-feeding inflationary cycle.

    Trichet: Commodities' Fall 'Healthy'

  • As long as there is an incremental buyer, prices keep going up, but at some point everybody who wants to buy a house has bought a house, so when an incremental buyer is not there, the prices start declining and then it becomes self-feeding.

    Vitaliy N. Katsenelson: Shadow Over Asia

  • As long as there is an incremental buyer, prices keep going up, but at some point everybody who wants to buy a house has bought a house, so when an incremental buyer is not there, the prices start declining and then it becomes self-feeding.

    Vitaliy N. Katsenelson: Shadow Over Asia

  • In the Daily Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard warned that the EU is forcing a "final catharsis" on Greece:The country appears to be in a self-feeding downward spiral that is playing havoc with budget targets, leaving Greece with a Sisyphean task of ever deeper cuts.

    Eurozone crisis live: Greek president attacks Germany as bailout deadline moves to Monday

  • Cortical control of a prosthetic arm for self-feeding.

    World Wide Mind

  • The downgrades emphasize the self-feeding downward financial cycle in the euro area.

    Spain and Italy Hit by Downgrades

  • As long as there is an incremental buyer, prices keep going up, but at some point everybody who wants to buy a house has bought a house, so when an incremental buyer is not there, the prices start declining and then it becomes self-feeding.

    Vitaliy N. Katsenelson: Shadow Over Asia

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