|a.||1.||Same; particular; very; identical.|
|2.||Having its own or a single nature or character, as in color, composition, etc., without addition or change; unmixed; as, a self bow, one made from a single piece of wood; self flower or plant, one which is wholly of one color; self-colored.|
|n.||1.||The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.|
|2.||Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.|
She was beauty's self.
|Noun||1.||self - your consciousness of your own identity|
|2.||self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"|
|Adj.||1.||self - combining form; oneself or itself; "self-control"|
|2.||self - used as a combining form; relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self; "self-knowledge"; "self-proclaimed"; "self-induced"|
|(language)||Self - A small, dynamically typed object-oriented language, based purely on prototypes and delegation.
Self was developed by the Self Group at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc. and Stanford University. It is an
experimental exploratory programming language.|
Release 2.0 introduces full source-level debugging of optimised code, adaptive optimisation to shorten compile pauses, lightweight threads within Self, support for dynamically linking foreign functions, changing programs within Self and the ability to run the experimental Self graphical browser under OpenWindows. Designed for expressive power and malleability, Self combines a pure, prototype-based object model with uniform access to state and behaviour. Unlike other languages, Self allows objects to inherit state and to change their patterns of inheritance dynamically. Self's customising compiler can generate very efficient code compared to other dynamically-typed object-oriented languages.
Version: 3.0 runs on Sun-3 (no optimiser) and Sun-4.
["Self: The Power of Simplicity", David Ungar