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English definition of “self-development”

self-development

noun [U]    
the act of deciding for yourself how to improve your skills and taking action to do this: The Management Institute is offering a weekend self-development workshop.
(Definition of self-development noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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