[self-sur-ving] /ˈsɛlfˈsɜr vɪŋ/
preoccupied with one’s own interests, often disregarding the truth or the interests, well-being, etc., of others.
serving to further one’s own selfish interests.
habitually seeking one’s own advantage, esp at the expense of others
verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new […]
[sig-nif-i-kuh ns] /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns/ noun 1. importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty. 2. meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her. 3. the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull chores. significance /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns/ noun 1. consequence or importance 2. something signified, expressed, or […]
self-similarity (sělf’sĭm’ə-lār’ĭ-tē) The property of having a substructure analagous or identical to an overall structure. For example, a part of a line segment is itself a line segment, and thus a line segment exhibits self-similarity. By contrast, no part of a circle is a circle, and thus a circle does not exhibit self-similarity. Fractals such […]
[self-slaw-ter] /ˈsɛlfˈslɔ tər/ noun 1. suicide.