self-de·​ter·​min·​ism ˌself-di-ˈtər-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce self-determinism (audio)
: a doctrine that the actions of a self are determined by itself

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-determinism was in 1874

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“Self-determinism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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