self-de·​ter·​mined ˌself-di-ˈtər-mənd How to pronounce self-determined (audio)
: determined by oneself

Examples of self-determined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, this setup requires new leadership strategies that are less hierarchical and more self-determined than conventional leadership styles. Leonard Martin Schmedding, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-determined was circa 1670

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“Self-determined.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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