- the act or an instance of examining one's own qualities, conduct, motives, etc.; introspection
- the act or an instance of examining one's own body, esp. manually as for a tumor or cystalso self′-exam′
- An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.
- Examination of one's own body for medical reasons: a periodontal self-examination; a breast self-examination.
- An examination of oneself.