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- n. The condition of being self-sufficient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being self-sufficient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being self-sufficient.
- n. An overweening opinion of one's own endowments or worth; excessive confidence in one's own competence or sufficiency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. personal independence
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.
On the last leg of the trip, seven students remained in what NOLS spokesperson Bruce Palmer describes as a "self-sufficiency field base experience."
Likewise, the Nazis subsidized the construction of homes in rural areas in order to encourage self-sufficiency and to alleviate overcrowding in the cities.
Oma's mayor, Mitsuharu Kanazawa, who was in Tokyo recently to lobby for resuming work on the plant, dismissed the suggestion that his town is gambling its safety and self-sufficiency for a handout from Tokyo.
"We believe severe overcapacity and low self-sufficiency in iron-ore and coking coal could result in Chinese steelmakers facing a prolonged period of close to trough-cycle margins," brokerage Goldman Sachs said in a note on Tuesday after downgrading Angang Steel to a Sell from Neutral.
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Traditionally, the agentic style has been more valued and represents "masculine" traits, like ambition, confidence and self-sufficiency.
But during the 1980s, the North Korean government embarked on a policy of radical self-sufficiency known as juche.
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