What does the word altruism mean?

Usage examples for altruism

  1. 29. Should the same standards of altruism obtain in the relations of nations as in those of individuals? – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. I must get that part of me off in my journal, but a book about- Altruism? – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  3. It conveyed the isolated solemnity of a force that does not depend for its reality on human conceptions or practical altruism. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie