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self-support

[self-suh-pawrt, -pohrt, self-] /ˈsɛlf səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
Related forms
self-supported, adjective
self-supportedness, noun
self-supporting, adjective
self-supportingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for self-supporting

self-supporting

adjective
1.
able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
2.
able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc
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