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Having self-generated motion or energy.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. From ancient Greek αὐτοκίνητος self-moved (from αὐτο- + κινητός movable; compare Byzantine Greek αὐτοκινεῖν to have the power of motion in oneself) + -ical.
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