Definition of “self-supporting” - English Dictionary

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(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 eventually become self-supporting.

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

“self-supporting” in Business English

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earning or having enough money to pay for your activities without receiving financial help from others:

The contract requires the project to be self-supporting within five years.

(Definition of “self-supporting” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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