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self-selectingadjective

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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 ​tradeassociations - only those ​tradeassociations that have ​agreed to ​participate. They are not a ​statisticalsample, 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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