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- adj. standing or existing in ones own power, ability or competence, non-reliant
- adj. individual; independent
- adj. lacking affixes, stem
From self- + standing. Compare Dutch zelfstaandig ("independent"), German selbstständig ("independent, self-reliant"). (Wiktionary)
The robustness of these predictions, and the place of the constructal law as a selfstanding principle in thermodynamics, are discussed.