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English definition of “self-selecting”

self-selecting

adjective
 
 
MARKETING
involving people or organizations that choose to take part in an activity, rather than being chosen by someone else: The survey is self-selecting and does not include all trade associations - only those trade associations that have agreed to participate. They are not a statistical sample, but a self-selecting section of the educated middle classes.
(Definition of self-selecting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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