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English definition of “self”

self

noun [C or U] (PERSONALITY)    /self/ (plural selves)
C1 the set of someone's characteristics, such as personality and ability, that are not physical and make that person different from other people: The hero of the film finally finds his true self. When I saw them this afternoon they were more like their old/normal selves (= as they were in the past). a sense of selfMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
(Definition of self noun (PERSONALITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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