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English definition of “-driven”

-driven

suffix (POWER)    /-drɪv.ən/
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 ).Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
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