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English definition of “self-help”

self-help

adjective, noun [U]     /ˌselfˈhelp/
the activity of providing what you need for yourself and others with similar experiences or difficulties without going to an official organization : It is a group providing self-help for single parents . [before noun] self-help groups Unaided and working alone
(Definition of self-help adjectivenoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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