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"self-employed" in British English

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self-employedadjective

uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪd/ us   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
self-employed
noun [plural] uk   us  
They run an advice centre for the self-employed.
self-employment
noun [U] uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/ us   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/
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self-employedadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˌself·ɪmˈplɔɪd/
having your own business and working for yourself rather than for an employer
(Definition of self-employed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"self-employed" in Business English

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self-employedadjective

uk   /ˌselfɪmˈplɔɪd/ us   WORKPLACE
not working for an employer but having your own business or finding work for yourself: be/become/go self-employed 16% of workers in Britain are self-employed. a self-employed builder/contractor/person

self-employednoun [plural]

uk   us   WORKPLACE
the self-employed
people who do not work for an employer but have their own business or find work for themselves: The more flexible mortgage approach benefits those who expect their income to vary, such as the self-employed.
(Definition of self-employed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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