[ adjective ] able to provide for your own needs without help from others


"a self-sufficing economic unit"

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

By holding_out prospects for external capital assistance , the United_States can provide strong incentives to prepare_for the concerted economic drive necessary to achieve self-sustaining growth .

At a third stage in the modernization process are such countries as India , Brazil , the Philippines , and Taiwan , which are ready and committed to move_into the stage of self-sustaining growth .

Several related tasks must be carried_out if self-sustaining growth is to be achieved .

Thus , although the agenda of external assistance in the economic sphere are cumulative , and many_of the policies suggested for nations in the earlier stages remain relevant , the basic purpose of American economic_policy during the later stages of development should be to assure that movement into a stage of self-sustaining growth is not prevented by lack of foreign_exchange .

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