Definition of self-dependence in English:


Line breaks: self-depend¦ence
Pronunciation: /sɛlfdɪˈpɛnd(ə)ns


[mass noun]
  • Reliance on one’s own strengths rather than on others; independence.
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    • What Hegel does is attempt to understand the state as the realization of human freedom as radical self-dependence.
    • He stressed that self-employment and self-dependence empower women.
    • However, is it really fair to say that a degree is necessary for an acceptable level of self-dependence?

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