[self-im-proov-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪmˈpruv mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
improvement of one’s mind, character, etc., through one’s own efforts.
the improvement of one’s status, position, education, etc, by one’s own efforts
[self-in-kloo-siv, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˈklu sɪv, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. including oneself or itself.
[self-in-kuh m-pat-uh-buh l] /ˌsɛlf ɪn kəmˈpæt ə bəl/ adjective, Botany. 1. not capable of self-pollination. self-incompatible adjective 1. (of a plant) incapable of self-fertilization because its own pollen is prevented from germinating on the stigma or the pollen tube is blocked before it reaches the egg cell
[self-in-krim-uh-ney-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˈkrɪm əˌneɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. serving to incriminate oneself or to expose oneself to prosecution: self-incriminating testimony.
[self-in-krim-uh-ney-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˌkrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act of incriminating oneself or exposing oneself to prosecution, especially by giving evidence or testimony. self-incrimination definition Being forced or coerced to testify against oneself. Self-incrimination is prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Note: Under this principle, a person may […]