au·​tar·​kic | \ ȯ-ˈtär-kik How to pronounce autarkic (audio) \

Definition of autarkic

: of, relating to, or marked by autarky

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Other Words from autarkic

autarkical \ ȯ-​ˈtär-​ki-​kəl How to pronounce autarkical (audio) \ adjective

Examples of autarkic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unless we’re truly heading to an autarkic war-footing, those supply chains will continue to crisscross the globe. Washington Post, "We All Need to Calm Down About Rare Earths," 31 May 2019 Both problems can be solved if governments see mini-grids not as autarkic outposts, but as part of a master plan. The Economist, "Mini-grids may be the best way to illuminate the “bottom billion”," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of autarkic

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Autarkic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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