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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-sufficientˌself-sufˈficient adjective  INDEPENDENT PERSONable to provide all the things you need without help from other people a self-sufficient farmself-sufficient in Australia is 65% self-sufficient in oil.self-sufficiency noun [uncountable]
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self-sufficientShe'd always seemed so self-contained, so self-sufficient.We are 75 percent. self-sufficient.The new technologies have made India agriculturally self-sufficient.But they are never complete or self-sufficient.The Amish belong to a self-sufficient community that has existed for over 200 years.It was never his intention, he said, to create a self-sufficient community.We grew up in a close-knit, self-sufficient family with few outside friends.His father died when he was seven, and consequently Joe learned to be self-sufficient from an early age.France was self-sufficient in cereals, and exported its surplus.Britain used to be fully self-sufficient in coal.The evidence also showed that the Amish have an excellent record as law-abiding and generally self-sufficient members of society...Further, education prepares individuals to be self-reliant and self-sufficient participants in society.Who is going to pay for the necessary education to make them into productive, self-sufficient people?Many areas of the world still have self-sufficient rural economies.The design is based on the timber ship building pattern in which each section is a self-sufficient unit.
From Longman Business Dictionaryself-sufficientˌself-sufˈficient adjective providing all the things that are needed without help from outsideA more self-sufficient region in Asia would be better able to provide its own raw materials and markets.self-sufficient inWe are trying to make Japan more self-sufficient in energy.self-sufficiency noun [uncountable]The country is pursuing an agenda of self-sufficiency in rice production.
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