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self-sufficiencynoun [U]

uk   us   FINANCE, COMMERCE
the fact of being able to provide everything you need for yourself, especially food, without buying from or being helped by others: These programs are aimed at moving developing nations toward economic self-sufficiency.
(Definition of self-sufficiency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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