Meaning of SELF- in English

SELF-

transcription, транскрипция: [ self- ]

1.

Self- is used to form words which indicate that you do something to yourself or by yourself.

He is a self-proclaimed racist.

...self-destructive behaviour...

COMB in ADJ and N

2.

Self- is used to form words which describe something such as a device that does something automatically by itself.

...a self-loading pistol.

COMB in ADJ and N

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