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English definition of “self-starter”

self-starter

noun [C]     /ˌselfˈstɑː.tər/ US  /-ˈstɑːr.t̬ɚ/ approving
a person who is able to work effectively without regularly needing to be told what to do: The successful applicant for the position will be a well-motivated self-starter who has excellent communication skills .Employees and colleagues
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