self-classification

noun
self-clas·​si·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-classification (audio) \
plural self-classifications

Definition of self-classification

: the act or process of identifying oneself as belonging to a particular class or category : the classifying of oneself a voter's self-classification as Democratic or Republican

First Known Use of self-classification

1850, in the meaning defined above

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