self-sufficiency

  • 1 Self-sufficiency — refers to the state of not requiring any outside aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective . On a large scale, a totally self sufficient economy that does not trade with the outside world is… …

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  • 2 self-sufficiency — self sufficient ˌself sufˈficient adjective providing all the things that are needed without help from outside: • A more self sufficient region in Asia would be better able to provide its own raw materials and markets. self sufficient in • We are …

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  • 3 self-sufficiency — 1620s, originally an attribute of God (translating Gk. autakreia), from self + sufficiency. Of mortals, self sufficient able to supply one s own needs is recorded from 1580s …

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  • 4 Self-sufficiency — Self suf*fi cien*cy, n. The quality or state of being self sufficient. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 self-sufficiency — self sufficient ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to satisfy one s basic needs without outside help, especially with regard to the production of food. 2) emotionally and intellectually independent. DERIVATIVES self sufficiency noun …

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  • 6 self-sufficiency — index home rule Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 self-sufficiency — n. 1) to achieve, attain self sufficiency 2) economic self sufficiency * * * [ˌselfsə fɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] attain self sufficiency economic self sufficiency to achieve …

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  • 8 self-sufficiency — N UNCOUNT Self sufficiency is the state of being self sufficient …

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  • 9 self-sufficiency — self satisfaction, independence …

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  • 10 self-sufficiency — noun personal independence • Syn: ↑autonomy, ↑self direction, ↑self reliance • Derivationally related forms: ↑self sufficient, ↑self reliant (for: ↑self reliance), ↑ …

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  • 11 self-sufficiency — n. Conceit, conceitedness, pride, haughtiness, self complacency, self conceit, self esteem, self confidence …

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  • 12 self-sufficiency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The capacity to manage one s own affairs, make one s own judgments, and provide for oneself: independence, self determination, self reliance. See DEPENDENCE …

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  • 13 self-sufficiency — noun Date: 1623 the quality or state of being self sufficient …

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  • 14 self-sufficiency — See self sufficient. * * * …

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  • 15 self-sufficiency — noun the condition of being self sufficient …

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  • 16 self-sufficiency — See: self sufficient …

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  • 17 self-sufficiency —   the ability to survive without outside help …

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  • 18 Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America — The Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America (FSSCA) is a non profit organization headquartered in Austin, Texas that works in partnership and solidarity with low income communities in Central America. FSSCA supports grassroots… …

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  • 19 Sufficiency — Suf*fi cien*cy, n. [L. sufficientia: cf. F. suffisance. See {Suffice}.] 1. The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy. [1913 Webster] His sufficiency is such that he bestows and possesses, his plenty being …

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  • 20 self-sufficient — ˌself sufˈficient adjective providing all the things that are needed without help from outside: • A more self sufficient region in Asia would be better able to provide its own raw materials and markets. self sufficient in • We are trying to make… …

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