Definition of self-financing in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈfʌɪnansɪŋ/


(Of an organization or enterprise) having or generating enough income to finance itself.
Example sentences
  • A BBC profile noted that his self-financing campaign left him with few political debts.
  • Mr Oakes is determined that the water-based projects be self-financing.
  • They raise revenues, possibly enough to be self-financing.



Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈfʌɪnanst/
Example sentences
  • The company was self-financed, with Kenny and a number of private individuals investing ‘a couple of hundred thousand to get things off the ground’.
  • This research was self-financed and to preserve my solvency, I chose the technique I thought would reveal the most information for the least amount of money.
  • On the other side is a mixed bunch of self-financed local councillors, residents' groups and conservationists.

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