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[self-foo l-fil-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf fʊlˈfɪl mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the act or fact of fulfilling one's ambitions, desires, etc., through one's own efforts.
Also, especially British, self-fulfilment.
Origin of self-fulfillment
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many mature adults heed that advice and turn to education for self-fulfillment and to remain engaged with their community.
  • There are numerous reasons why people volunteer including self-fulfillment, personal growth and work experience.
  • Therefore, the military is an opportunity for cultural self-fulfillment.
  • It can serve as a mechanism for self-fulfillment as well as for social, political, and psychological empowerment.
  • He believes that music is connected to higher academic achievement, responsibility and provides self-fulfillment.

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