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Meaning of “for its own sake” in the English Dictionary

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for its own sake

If you do something for ​its own ​sake, you do it because it is ​interesting and ​enjoyable, and not because you have or need to do it: I ​believe in ​education for ​its own ​sake, not just to get a good ​job.
(Definition of for its own sake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “for its own sake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 因为其本身(有意思或好玩)的缘故…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因為其本身(有意思或好玩)的緣故…
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