Definition of self-dependence in English:

self-dependence

Syllabification: self-de·pend·ence

noun

  • Reliance on one’s own strengths rather than on others; independence.
    More example sentences
    • 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?

Derivatives

self-dependent

adjective
More example sentences
  • On this list of people are those who no longer possess relevant skills, or are unable to adapt and become self-dependent.
  • Overcoming the trauma, she has become a role model for the disabled in being self-dependent.
  • The world of the Army removes you entirely from class and also makes you very self-dependent.

More definitions of self-dependence

Definition of self-dependence in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: məˈlôrd
noun
used to address an English nobleman