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Improvement of one's condition through one's own efforts.


the improvement of one's status, position, education, etc, by one's own efforts


improvement of one's mind, character, etc., through one's own efforts.
self′-improv′ing, adj.
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Noun1.self-improvement - the act of improving yourself
autosuggestion, auto-suggestion, self-suggestion - a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
reform - self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"


[ˌselfɪmˈpruːvmənt] Nautosuperación f
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His research finds that rich and poor people alike are cracking their fair share of spines, but the key difference is that less financially successful people read for entertainment, while rich people read for self-improvement.
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