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English definition of “-driven”

-driven

suffix uk   /-drɪv.ən/ us  

-driven suffix (POWER)

providing the power to keep a machine working, or to make something happen: The new ships, propelled by gas turbines, require less maintenance than older, steam-driven ones. The fact remains that there are some public services that cannot be entirely market-driven (= controlled by economic forces).

-driven suffix (VEHICLE)

describing the person driving a vehicle: He arrived every morning by chauffeur-driven car.
(Definition of -driven suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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