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self-absorption

[ self-ab-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

preoccupation with oneself or one's own affairs.

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Origin of self-absorption

First recorded in 1860–65
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self-absorption

noun

preoccupation with oneself to the exclusion of others or the outside world
physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself
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