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"self-sufficient" in American English

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self-sufficientadjective

us   /ˌself·səˈfɪʃ·ənt/
able to provide what is necessary without the help of others: a self-sufficient economy/person
self-sufficiency
noun [U] us   /ˌself·səˈfɪʃ·ən·si/
They showed their self-sufficiency by growing their own vegetables.
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"self-sufficient" in British English

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self-sufficientadjective

uk   /ˌself.səˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us   /ˌself.səˈfɪʃ.ənt/
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"self-sufficient" in Business English

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self-sufficientadjective

uk   /ˌselfsəˈfɪʃənt/ us   FINANCE, COMMERCE
able to provide everything you need for yourself, especially food, without buying from or being helped by others: be self-sufficient in sth Currently, the UK is only 62% self-sufficient in beef. Building its own marketing organisation in the US would allow the company to become financially self-sufficient and market its own products.
(Definition of self-sufficient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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