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English definition of “self”

self

noun [C/U]    /self/ (plural selves  /selvz/)
who a person is, including the qualities such as personality and ability that make one person different from another: [C] Now I’m feeling better, and I’m back to my old self again. [U] I still assert the validity of self over social convention.
(Definition of self noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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