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1. Holding the view that the ego is the center, object, and norm of all experience.
a. Confined in attitude or interest to one's own needs or affairs.
b. Caring only about oneself; selfish.
3. Philosophy
a. Taking one's own self as the starting point in philosophical reasoning.
b. Having a meaning relative to the perspective of the subject, such as right or left.

e′go·cen′tric n.
e′go·cen′tric·al·ly adv.
e′go·cen·tric′i·ty (-trĭs′ĭ-tē), e′go·cen′trism n.


the state of being self-centered; greater concern about the self than others to an excessive degree. — egocentric, n., adj.
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