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self-

1.
a combining form of self and variously used with the meanings “of the self” (self-analysis) and “by oneself or itself” (self-appointed); and with the meanings “to, with, toward, for, on, in oneself” (self-complacent), “inherent in oneself or itself” (self-explanatory), “independent” (self-government), and “automatic” (self-operating).
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British Dictionary definitions for self-

self-

combining form
1.
of oneself or itself self-defence, self-rule
2.
by, to, in, due to, for, or from the self self-employed, self-inflicted, self-respect
3.
automatic or automatically self-propelled
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Word Origin and History for self-

word forming element indicating "oneself," also "automatic," from Old English use of self (pron.) in compounds, e.g. selfbana "suicide," selflice "self-love, pride, vanity, egotism," selfwill "free will."

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