[self-ak-choo-uh-luh-zey-shuhn, self-ak-]
noun Psychology.
the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
Also called actualization.

1935–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
psychol the process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one's abilities and to understand oneself

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Word Origin & History

1939, from self + actualization. Popularized, though not coined, by U.S. psychologist and philosopher Abraham H. Maslow. (1908-1970).
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Example sentences
The top being self actualization within the limits of reality.
Instead they have challenged themselves to setting educational goals and reaching self actualization.
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