self-supporting

adjective self-sup·port·ing \ ˌself-sə-ˈpȯr-tiŋ \

Definition of self-supporting

: characterized by self-support: such as
a : meeting one's needs by one's own efforts or output
b : supporting itself or its own weight
  • a self-supporting wall

First Known Use of self-supporting

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SELF-SUPPORTING Defined for English Language Learners

self-supporting

Definition of self-supporting for English Language Learners

  • : earning enough money to live without getting help from other people


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