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Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out. And their self-determination should be respected.
Peter Camejo

Meaning of "self-determination" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DETERMINATION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DETERMINATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Determination is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELF-DETERMINATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-determination

The right of nations to self-determination, or in short form, the right to self-determination is the cardinal principle in modern international law, binding, as such, on the United Nations as authoritative interpretation of the Charter’s norms. It states that nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no external compulsion or interference which can be traced back to the Atlantic Charter, signed on 14 August 1941, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, and Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who pledged The Eight Principal points of the Charter. The principle does not state how the decision is to be made, or what the outcome should be, whether it be independence, federation, protection, some form of autonomy or even full assimilation. Neither does it state what the delimitation between nations should be — or even what constitutes a nation. In fact, there are conflicting definitions and legal criteria for determining which groups may legitimately claim the right to self-determination.

Definition of self-determination in the English dictionary

The definition of self-determination in the dictionary is the power or ability to make a decision for oneself without influence from outside. Other definition of self-determination is the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DETERMINATION

self-deceptive
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-defensive
self-delusion
self-denial
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecating
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destruction
self-destructive
self-determined
self-determining
self-development

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DETERMINATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of self-determination in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SELF-DETERMINATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «self-determination» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of self-determination

Translation of «self-determination» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DETERMINATION

Find out the translation of self-determination to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-determination from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-determination» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 自决权
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autodeterminación
570 millions of speakers

English

self-determination
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्मनिर्णय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تقرير المصير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоопределение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autodeterminação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মনির্ধারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autodétermination
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penentuan sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstbestimmung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

民族自決権
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자결
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Netepake dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự quyết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய நிர்ணய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची संकल्पना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özgür irade
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autodeterminazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samostanowienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самовизначення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autodeterminare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοδιάθεση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

selfbeskikking
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självbestämmande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvbestemmelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-determination

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DETERMINATION»

The term «self-determination» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.071 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DETERMINATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «self-determination» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «self-determination» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-determination

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10 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DETERMINATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-determination.
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David Blunkett
We must draw on our early roots and remind people why the Labour party was created and who it sought to represent. We have never been a sectional party promoting self-interest, but instead a force for engaging self-reliance and self-determination.
2
David Blunkett
Reciprocity helps us balance the need for self-determination and creative individuality with mutual hope and, therefore, what might be described as 'solidarity.'
3
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Personally, I believe in self-determination, but in the context of one South Africa - so that my self-determination is based in this region, and with my people.
4
Amir Butler
There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression.
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Peter Camejo
Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out. And their self-determination should be respected.
6
Deepak Chopra
New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.
7
Ani DiFranco
My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.
8
Rita Dove
Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor.
9
Pepe Eliaschev
Argentina wouldn't exist if not for self-determination, and this can't be valid for some but not for others.
10
Eliot Engel
I believe that ultimately the situation in Kosovo can only be resolved through self-determination.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DETERMINATION»

Discover the use of self-determination in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-determination and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Self-determination Research
Papers addressing the role which human motivation plays in a wide range of specialties including clinical psychology, internal medicine, sports psychology, social psychology, and educational psychology.
Edward Lewis Deci, Richard M. Ryan, 2002
2
Self-Determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisal
The definitive study of the doctrine of self-determination of peoples.
Antonio Cassese, 1995
3
Negotiating Self-determination
Negotiating Self-Determination takes an in-depth look at what an understanding of conflict analysis can bring to the field of international law, and the impact that international legal norms could potentially have on the work of conflict ...
Hurst Hannum, Eileen Babbitt, 2006
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The Right to Self-determination Under International Law: ...
This book proposes a novel theory of self-determination; the Rule of the Great Powers.
Milena Sterio, 2013
5
Statehood and the Law of Self-Determination
In the light of the above-mentioned developments, this book examines the modern law of statehood, and in particular the role of the law of self-determination in the process of the formation of States in international law.
D. Rai*c, 2002
6
Illusion of the Peoples: A Critique of National ...
In this book Omar Dahbour examines all of the arguments that have been given for national self-determination, whether by international lawyers, moral philosophers, democratic theorists, or political communitarians.
Omar Dahbour, 2003
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Diversity and Self-Determination in International Law
Knop shifts the discussion from the articulation of the right to its interpretation.
Karen Knop, 2002
8
Violence, Identity, and Self-determination
Rather than concentrating on the socioeconomic or political backgrounds of these historical changes, the contributors to this volume rethink the concept of violence, both in itself and in relation to the formation and transformation of ...
Hent de Vries, Samuel Weber, 1997
9
Self-Determination of Peoples and Plural-ethnic States in ...
In analysing the contemporary International Law principles as to Self-determination of Peoples, Dr. Edward McWhinney gives a special attention to the crisis of multinational states.
Edward McWhinney, 2007
10
Intrinsic Motivation and Self-determination in Exercise and ...
A leading group of experts in motivation provide a resource for advancing research and application. It contains the essentials of self-determination theory and an overview of research in motivation in a physical activity context.
Martin Hagger, Nikos Chatzisarantis, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DETERMINATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-determination is used in the context of the following news items.
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West's idea of self-determination, hypocrisy at its best
When Yugoslavia was destroyed and broken up with the active participation of the West, the world was told it was in the interests of self-determination. Pity then ... «RT, Jul 15»
2
Puerto Rico's political status not an issue of self-determination
Accordingly, the problem of the political status of Puerto Rico should not be considered an issue of self-determination, as if it were any democratic process. «The Hill, Jul 15»
3
BC First Nations leaders' new book calls for native self-determination
"The big answer of self determination is to deal with this 0.2 per cent land base that we have, to increase it so indigenous people can be more self sufficient...in ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
4
Self-Determination and Passover
This paradigm shift has parallels to what will happen in California as the new Self-Determination Program, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2013, ... «Jewish Journal, Apr 15»
5
The US Should Back the Falkland Islanders' Right of Self
This is not only a matter of self-determination, but also of respecting national sovereignty and supporting the Special Relationship with the United Kingdom. «Heritage.org, Apr 15»
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Beinart's rejection of Israeli self-determination
Letters. July 27: Fighting the deal · Jerusalem Post · Opinion. Beinart's rejection of Israeli self-determination •. Opinion. By JEREMY SHARON \. 03/23/2015 21:54 ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Mar 15»
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Death with Dignity and Self-Determination
Self-determination is intimately bound up with all three rights. An individual should be free to live her life as she sees fit, and not submit to her family, friends, ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
8
The hopelessness of self-determination
Despair reigns in the Donbass. The military activity with its resulting victims and heavy material losses will not change anything - a balance of power has been ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Jan 15»
9
Self-Determination and Cuba
Capitalism is a system founded on repression. The enclosure movement in 17th-century England, even the mercantilist pre-capitalist foundations paving the way ... «CounterPunch, Jan 15»
10
The Persistent US Opposition To Self-Determination
There is no principle in international law more fundamental than the right of all peoples to self-determination. This is universally accepted by the entire world, yet ... «CounterPunch, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Self-Determination [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/self-determination>. Apr 2021 ».
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