Meaning of “self-reliance” in the English Dictionary

"self-reliance" in American English

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self-reliancenoun [ U ]

us /ˈself·rɪˈlɑɪ·əns/

the ability to depend on yourself or your own abilities:

Learning self-reliance is a slow, hard process.
self-reliant
adjective us /ˈself·rɪˈlɑɪ·ənt/

She’s cool, determined, and self-reliant.

(Definition of “self-reliance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)