understood by itself, requiring no interpretation

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  • self-explaining — self ex*plain ing, a. Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-explaining — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : self explanatory * * * self explanˈatory or self explainˈing adjective Obvious, understandable without explanation, self evident • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-explanatory — /self ik splan euh tawr ee, tohr ee, self /, adj. explaining itself; needing no explanation; obvious. Also, self explaining /self ik splay ning, self /. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-explanatory — [self′ek splan′ə tôr΄ē] adj. explaining itself; obvious without explanation: also self explaining …   English World dictionary

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