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English definition of “self-supporting”

self-supporting

adjective uk   /ˌself.səˈpɔː.tɪŋ/ us    /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ɪŋ/
earning or having enough money to pay for your activities without receiving financial help from other people: The vast majority of students here are self-supporting.
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