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self-realization

[self-ree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the fulfillment of one's potential.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • These books are about self-realization as well as self-justification.
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  • The blinkered, semi-unconscious sinners stumble toward grace-a moment of clarity, of self-realization.
  • Their discomforts are merely growing pains on the bumpy path toward self-realization.
  • College is a time of self-realization and self-fulfillment.
British Dictionary definitions for self-realization

self-realization

noun
1.
the realization or fulfilment of one's own potential or abilities
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Word Origin and History for self-realization
n.

also self realization, 1839, from self- + realization.

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