adjective Date: 1722 characterized by self-support: as a. meeting one's needs by one's own efforts or output b. supporting itself or its own weight <
a self-supporting wall

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-supporting — /sɛlf səˈpɔtɪŋ/ (say self suh pawting) adjective 1. having an income great enough to cover all outgoings. 2. requiring no props or other supports; independent: a self supporting wall …   Australian English dictionary

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