self-help Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “self-help” in the English Dictionary

"self-help" in British English

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self-helpadjective, noun [U]

uk   us   /ˌselfˈhelp/
the ​activity of ​providing what you need for yourself and ​others with ​similarexperiences or difficulties without going to an ​officialorganization: It is a ​groupproviding self-help for ​singleparents. [before noun] self-help ​groups
(Definition of self-help from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-help" in American English

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self-helpadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈselfˈhelp/
providingways to ​help you ​solve a ​problem, end a ​habit, ​learn a ​skill, etc. by yourself: self-help ​books a self-help ​organization
(Definition of self-help from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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