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self-definition

Syllabification: self-def·i·ni·tion

Definition of self-definition in English:

noun

Definition of one’s individuality and one’s role in life; such definition of a group by its members: the struggle for national self-definition
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  • As the lone Democratic contender who has run for president before, Gephardt instinctively understands the vital role that self-definition plays in the campaign.
  • These doctrines and guarantees are central to the American experience and remain essential to our present-day self-definition and national identity.
  • I'm struck again by the contrasting optimism and pessimism of our instinctive approaches to questions of national self-definition.

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