- self-adhesive - Type of postage that does not require moisture for the adhesive to perform. Stamps are peeled from a backer or liner, and they may be applied directly to mail.
Glossary of postal terms. 2014.
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self-adhesive — /self ad hee siv/, adj. having a side or surface coated with an adhesive substance to permit sticking without glue, paste, or the like: a self adhesive label; self adhesive ceramic tiles. * * * … Universalium
self-adhesive — [self′əd hē′siv] adj. having a surface coated with an adhesive that will adhere to another surface without the application of moisture [self adhesive labels] … English World dictionary
self-adhesive — UK US adjective ► having a sticky surface and able to be stuck to something without the need for glue or water: »self adhesive labels … Financial and business terms
self-adhesive — /sɛlf ədˈhizɪv/ (say self uhd heeziv) adjective able to stick to something merely by being pressed against it, without the need of a glue: a self adhesive label … Australian English dictionary
self-adhesive — self ad hesive adj a self adhesive envelope, ↑bandage etc has a sticky surface and does not need liquid or glue to make it stay closed … Dictionary of contemporary English
self-adhesive — self ad hesive adjective able to stick to something without the need for glue: self adhesive labels … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
self-adhesive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ adhering without requiring moistening … English terms dictionary
self-adhesive — ADJ: usu ADJ n Something that is self adhesive is covered on one side with a sticky substance like glue, so that it will stick to surfaces. ...self adhesive labels. ...self adhesive tiles … English dictionary
self-adhesive — adj. (of an envelope, label, etc.) adhesive, esp. without being moistened. * * * ˌself adˈhesive [self adhesive] adjective usually before noun covered on one side with a sticky substance so that it can be stuck to sth without the use of glue, etc … Useful english dictionary
self-adhesive — adjective Date: 1958 having a side coated with an adhesive that sticks without wetting < self adhesive labels > … New Collegiate Dictionary