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English definition of “self-financing”

self-financing

adjective     /ˌselfˈfaɪnænsɪŋ/ (also self-financed) FINANCE
a self-financing project, business, etc. can grow and develop using just the profit that it produces, without needing to borrow money: The Postal Service, which is supposed to be self-financing, may need taxpayers' help.
(Definition of self-financing adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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