self-

self-

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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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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