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1. Achieving fulfillment as a result of having been expected or foretold: a self-fulfilling prophecy.
2. Achieving self-fulfillment.


(of an opinion or prediction) borne out because it is expected to be true or to happen: a self-fulfilling prophecy.


1. characterized by or bringing about self-fulfillment.
2. happening or brought about as a result of being foretold, expected, or talked about.


[ˌselffʊlˈfɪlɪŋ] ADJ self-fulfilling prophecyprofecía f que por su propia naturaleza contribuye a cumplirse
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