Self-determination meaning

sĕlf'dĭ-tûr'mə-nā'shən
Self determination is defined as the personal decision to do something or think a certain way.

An example of self determination is making the decision to run a marathon without asking anyone's opinion.

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The right of a people to decide upon its own political status or form of government, without outside influence.
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The act or power of making up one's own mind about what to think or do, without outside influence or compulsion.
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Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion; free will.
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Freedom of the people of a given area to determine their own political status; independence.
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The ability or right to make one's own decisions without interference from others.
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(politics) The political independence of a people.
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Origin of self-determination