Definition of “self-sufficient” - English Dictionary

“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 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 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)