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The act of or capacity for supporting oneself, especially financially, without the help of others.

self′-sup·port′ed, self′-sup·port′ing adj.


the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.
self′-support′ed, adj.
self′-support′ing, adj.
self′-support′ingly, adv.
References in classic literature ?
I have frequently found it necessary to reflect, for my own self-support, that I really had not done anything to bring myself into the Newgate Calendar, but only wanted to effect a great saving and a great improvement.
Here my self-support gave way all at once; and with a movement of my hands, intended to show her my ragged state, and call it to witness that I had suffered something, I broke into a passion of crying, which I suppose had been pent up within me all the week.
He loses, in an extent proportioned to the weakness or force of his original nature, the capability of self-support.
Thousands of girls and their parents chose to apply for 50 merit and 200 self-support scheme seats in premedical and 15 open and 15 self support seats in pre-engineering groups.
Interpersonal self-support is an indigenous Chinese interpersonal personality and is defined as a set of five traits that help individuals solve interpersonal problems in daily life and facilitate their social development (Xia, 2010; Xia & Huang, 2008).
In line with previous research, in the current study we examined the relationship between personality and memory bias for self-referent and other-referent information, using a Chinese indigenous personality construct of personal self-support.
Enterprise driven self-support systems for BYOD users are a growing trend in the enterprise landscape in the region, but while there have been some successes, it has been within a very tightly controlled framework, according to Gartner.
Cognitive, educational and self-support outcomes were compared for the adoptees with those who grew up in foster care.
Paradoxically, while liberal welfare reformers lost power, aspects of rehabilitative rhetoric, particularly the rhetoric of self-support, gained momentum.
His only source of self-support came from odd jobs he performed for a woman named Melida Murillo, owner of a Colombian restaurant called Mama Leonor.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-27 June 2005-Compass reveals that desktop self-support costs are increasing(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
co-Chairman of Unsung Heroes, an Edmonton self-support group for people with schizophrenia, is author of books and articles on astronomy, Antarctica, and Alberta history.