Definition of "self-explanatory" [self-explanatory]

  • Needing no explanation; obvious. (adjective)

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Use "self-explanatory" in a sentence
  • "“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"."