[self-jen-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˈsɛlfˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/
production or reproduction of something without the aid of an external agent; spontaneous generation.
verb 1. past participle of give. adjective 2. stated, fixed, or specified: at a given time. 3. addicted or disposed (often followed by to): given to making snide remarks. 4. bestowed as a gift; conferred. 5. assigned as a basis of calculation, reasoning, etc.: Given A and B, C follows. 6. Mathematics. known or independently […]
verb (used with object), gave, given, giving. 1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone. 2. to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please. 3. to place in someone’s care: If you give me your coat, I’ll put it in the closet. 4. to grant (permission, […]
[self-dahy-uh g-noh-sis] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs/ noun, plural self-diagnoses [self-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. the diagnosis of one’s own malady or illness. 2. the capability of an electronic system to detect and analyze an error or malfunction within itself. self-diagnosis n. Diagnosis of one’s own illness or disease without professional medical consultation.
[self-di-voh-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈvoʊ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. intense devotion of oneself to an activity or to a field or profession, as art or science. 2. devotion of oneself to the care or service of another or others; self-sacrifice: Her self-devotion to her sick mother prevented her from finishing college.