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altruism (s) (noun), altruisms (pl)
1. An attitude or way of behaving marked by unselfish concern for the welfare of others: After the earthquake, there were many who, out of a sense of altruism, volunteered to help the victims.
2. The belief that acting for the benefit of others is right and good: Pearl's cousin had a sense of altruism that motivated her to travel to developing countries to work as a teacher.
3. Etymology: from Latin alteri, a form of alter, "other, another".
Regard for the welfare of others.
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This entry is located in the following units: alter- (page 2) -ism, -ismus (page 4) Quotes: Generosity, Benevolence, Altruism (page 1)
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reciprocal altruism (s) (noun), reciprocal altruisms (pl)
A behavior occurring between individuals who are not related, based on the principle that help offered in one instance will be returned when the need for help is reversed.
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A devotion to and regard for the interests or welfare of others. (1)