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[self-ak-choo-uh-luh-zey-shuh n, self-ak-] /ˈsɛlfˌæk tʃu ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf æk-/
noun, Psychology.
the achievement of one’s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
(psychol) the process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one’s abilities and to understand oneself


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