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Definition of "self-sufficiency" [self•-suf•fi•cien•cy]

  • The condition of being self-sufficient. (noun)

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Use "self-sufficiency" in a sentence
  • "If you dismiss his offers in the name of self-sufficiency, you reject him."
  • "Late last year, Mr. Chen wrote an essay questioning whether the notion of self-sufficiency needed to be revisited in the light of current agricultural economics."
  • "In economic work, we must abandon once and for all the ideal of self-sufficiency, which is a characteristic of the natural economy."