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- adj. Characterized by self-support
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Supporting or maintaining one's self or itself without extraneous help: as the institution is now self-supporting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. financially independent
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Each light fixture is made from a single sheet of paper cut, folded and/or bent to create a graceful, self-supporting luminescent sculpture.
But I only ended up doing the wandering, because the discussions were completely self-supporting and driven.
The assumption -- that NAFTA would create a self-supporting manufacturing base in Mexico, while Canada and the U.S. created higher wage "new industry" jobs was naive.
Of the 30 public schools where the percentage of athletics revenue coming from allocated sources rose the most from 2005 to 2008, about half are from schools in the power conferences, often assumed to be self-supporting.
The Reflex3 Chair is an unusual construction whereby the sitting surfaces are suspended in a self-supporting swing which allows movement in two directions – from side to side and backwards and forwards.
Protestants are supposed to worship under the aegis of the official religious body, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement — standing for self-governing, self-teaching and self-supporting.
The airports authority is an enormous operation, a self-supporting entity with 1,400 employees and a $1.9 billion budget.
And then consider that the simplest living self-supporting creature not a parasite that cannot live independently, and is in fact a degeneration consists of many tens of thousands of complex molecules.
We need to go back to the policy requiring that immigrants be able to support themselves or have sponsorship that supports them while they become self-supporting.
Learning that the 'gift' was a plan to become self-supporting, only a handful of women remained.