self-development

noun
self-de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌself-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce self-development (audio) , -dē-\
plural self-developments

Definition of self-development

: development of one's own capabilities or possibilities Writing has been for a long time my major tool for self-instruction and self-development.— Toni Cade Bambara a self-development course/program

First Known Use of self-development

1817, in the meaning defined above

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