Definition of Self-sustaining

1. Adjective. Able to provide for your own needs without help from others. "A self-sufficing economic unit"

Exact synonyms: Self-sufficient, Self-sufficing
Similar to: Independent
Derivative terms: Self-sufficiency



Definition of Self-sustaining

1. Adjective. Able to provide for one's own needs without help from others; self-sufficient. ¹

2. Adjective. Opposing or rejecting exterior influence; independent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-sustaining

self-starters
self-starting
self-statement
self-sterile
self-stimulation
self-storage
self-study
self-styled
self-sufficiency
self-sufficient
self-sufficing
self-suggestion
self-support
self-supporting
self-sustained
self-sustaining (current term)
self-synchronization
self-synchronize
self-synchronized
self-synchronizes
self-synchronizing
self-talk
self-tapping
self-tapping screw
self-tapping screws
self-taught
self-taught art
self-titled
self-torment
self-torture

Literary usage of Self-sustaining

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1900)
"SHOULD BE self-sustaining. I maintain that our prisons should be self-sustaining. At least, an effort made in this direction so apparent that it becomes a ..."

2. Ecumenical Missionary Conference, New York, 1900 (1900)
"CHAPTER XXXV SELF-SUPPORT OF NATIVE CHURCHES The Principle—A self-sustaining, Self-nourishing, Self-propagating Church— The Situation as to Self-support in ..."

3. Ecumenical Missionary Conference, New York, 1900 (1900)
"In this paper the term self-support describes neither self-supporting missionaries, nor self-supporting native preachers, but self-sustaining, ..."

4. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"... had paused for the moment in their natural commercial development, and had be- taining come an industrial community almost self-sustaining. ..."

5. The New York Times Current History (1915)
"Self-Sustaining Germany By the War Committee of German Industries The following article is reproduced from Pamphlet 13 of the Authoritative Propaganda of ..."

6. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1913)
"self-sustaining Steel Chimneys. — Steel chimneys over 52 inches aeter are usually self-supporting. They may be built with or ta brick lining, but the lining ..."

7. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1900)
"SHOULD BE self-sustaining. I maintain that our prisons should be self-sustaining. At least, an effort made in this direction so apparent that it becomes a ..."

8. Ecumenical Missionary Conference, New York, 1900 (1900)
"CHAPTER XXXV SELF-SUPPORT OF NATIVE CHURCHES The Principle—A self-sustaining, Self-nourishing, Self-propagating Church— The Situation as to Self-support in ..."

9. Ecumenical Missionary Conference, New York, 1900 (1900)
"In this paper the term self-support describes neither self-supporting missionaries, nor self-supporting native preachers, but self-sustaining, ..."

10. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"... had paused for the moment in their natural commercial development, and had be- taining come an industrial community almost self-sustaining. ..."

11. The New York Times Current History (1915)
"Self-Sustaining Germany By the War Committee of German Industries The following article is reproduced from Pamphlet 13 of the Authoritative Propaganda of ..."

12. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1913)
"self-sustaining Steel Chimneys. — Steel chimneys over 52 inches aeter are usually self-supporting. They may be built with or ta brick lining, but the lining ..."

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