Origin of definition
Examples from the Web for self-definition
Contemporary Examples of self-definition
The brightly colored sheath was a form of political détente and self-definition.Michelle Obama’s First-Lady Fashion: Subtle and Savvy
September 4, 2012
Walking up to the edge of propriety and stepping over the line are all a rite of passage to self-definition.Hoodies, Trayvon Martin, and America’s Racial Fears
March 29, 2012
And as civil-rights advocates fought for their humanity, self-definition was a fundamental goal.The MLK Memorial’s Fashion Moment
August 23, 2011
And like most exercises in self-definition, the answer reveals more than it intends.The Beer Summit
July 28, 2009
Historical Examples of self-definition
Every nationality in the state to have the right of self-definition.Bolshevism
Many-to-many communication is not just a matter of bandwidth on digital networks, but of self-definition, also.
Self-definition implies the ability to establish a domain of possibilities.
late 14c., "decision, setting of boundaries," from Old French definicion, from Latin definitionem (nominative definitio), noun of action from past participle stem of definire (see define).
In logic, meaning "act of stating what something means" is from 1640s; meaning "a statement of the essential nature of something" is from late 14c.; the special focus on words developed after c.1550. Meaning "degree of distinctness of the details in a picture" is from 1889.