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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 self-in·ter·est /-ˈɪnt(ə)rəst; ˈɪntəˌrɛst, ˌtrɛst; ˈɪntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Self-in·ter·est n. Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the
           consequences for others [syn: opportunism, self-seeking,
      2: attempting to get personal recognition for yourself
         (especially by unacceptable means) [syn: egoism, egocentrism,
          self-concern, self-centeredness] [ant: altruism]