consideration for oneself or one’s own interests.
(philosophy) (of an action) affecting the interests of no-one other than the agent, and hence, according to John Stuart Mill, immune from moral criticism
concern for one’s own interest
proper esteem for oneself
[self-rej-uh-ster-ing, -string, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛdʒ ə stər ɪŋ, -strɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. registering automatically, as an instrument; self-recording.
- Self-registering thermometer
self-registering thermometer n. A thermometer that registers the maximum or minimum temperature during a period of observation.
[self-reg-yuh-ley-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. governed or controlled from within; self-regulating.
[self-reg-yuh-ley-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. adjusting, ruling, or governing itself without outside interference; operating or functioning without externally imposed controls or regulations: a self-regulating economy; the self-regulating market. 2. functioning automatically: a self-regulating machine. self-regulating adjective 1. (of a business, society, etc) enforcing or upholding its own rules and laws without external […]