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self-standing

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Definition of self-standing in English:

adjective

Existing without outside assistance or dependence on others: self-standing, separately financed Crime Units a self-standing research project
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  • The Web is by its nature hyperlinked, not self-standing.
  • I am not clear as to the target of the article: is it an outline for priests to draw on for sermons or a self-standing exposition of the Church's teaching for lay people to read?
  • Now, every business school includes ethics and social responsibility in its curriculum, either as self-standing courses or woven into other coursework.

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