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English definition of “self-directed”

self-directed

adjective    
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT making your own decisions and organizing your own work rather than being told what to do by managers, teachers, etc.: self-directed teams/work Structured opportunities help students become more self-directed.
US FINANCE →  self-invested: a self-directed retirement plan/IRA
(Definition of self-directed adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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