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Meaning of “self-supporting” in the English Dictionary

"self-supporting" in British English

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self-supportingadjective

uk   /ˌself.səˈpɔː.tɪŋ/  us   /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ɪŋ/
earning or having enough ​money to ​pay for ​youractivities without ​receivingfinancialhelp from other ​people: The ​vastmajority of ​students here are self-supporting.
(Definition of self-supporting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-supporting" in American English

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self-supportingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌself·səˈpɔr·t̬ɪŋ, -ˈpoʊr-/
having enough ​money to take ​care of yourself: Children ​eventuallybecome self-supporting.
(Definition of self-supporting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"self-supporting" in Business English

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self-supportingadjective

uk   us   FINANCE
earning or having enough ​money to ​pay for your ​activities without receiving ​financialhelp from others: The ​contractrequires the ​project to be self-supporting within five ​years.
(Definition of self-supporting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “self-supporting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自给的, 自立的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自給的, 自立的…
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