Complete Definition of "spontaneous"

English

Etymology
LL. spontaneus, from L. sponte of one's free will, voluntarily.

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪniÉs|-eɪniÉs
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Adjective
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  1. self|Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause.

#:He made a spontaneous offer of help.

  1. Done by one's own free choice, or without planning.
  2. proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint
  3. arising from a momentary impulse
  4. controlled and directed internally : self-active : spontaneous movement characteristic of living things
  5. produced without being planted or without human manual labor|labor : Endemic|indigenous

#not apparently contrived or manipulated : natural

  1. Random.
  2. Sudden, without warning.

Derived terms
spontaneity
spontaneously
spontaneousness

Related terms
spontaneous combustion

Translations
trans-top|Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause
Finnish: spontaani
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German: spontan
Polish: spontaniczny
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trans-top|Done by one's own free choice, or without planning
Finnish: spontaani, oma-aloitteinen
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German: spontan
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trans-top|proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint
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trans-top|arising from a momentary impulse
Finnish: impulsiivinen
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trans-top|controlled and directed internally
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trans-top|produced without being planted or without human labor
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trans-top|not apparently contrived or manipulated
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trans-top|Random
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trans-top|Sudden, without warning
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