Origin of definition
Examples from the Web for self-definition
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|Robin Givhan|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And as civil-rights advocates fought for their humanity, self-definition was a fundamental goal.
And like most exercises in self-definition, the answer reveals more than it intends.
Every nationality in the state to have the right of self-definition.Bolshevism|John Spargo
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.
British Dictionary definitions for self-definition
Word Origin and History for self-definition
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.