self-definition

noun
self-def·​i·​ni·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌde-fə-ˈni-shən How to pronounce self-definition (audio) \

Definition of self-definition

: the evaluation by oneself of one's worth as an individual in distinction from one's interpersonal or social roles

First Known Use of self-definition

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-definition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-definition. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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