Autarky definition

ôtärkē
A policy of national self-sufficiency and nonreliance on imports or economic aid.
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A self-sufficient region or country.
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Self-sufficiency; independence.
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Economic self-sufficiency, esp. on a national basis; national policy of getting along without imports.
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National economic self-sufficiency.
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The state of personal self-sufficiency.
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An enclosed ecosystem.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
autarky
Plural:
autarkies

Origin of autarky

  • Greek autarkeia self-sufficiency from autarkēs self-sufficient auto- auto- arkein to suffice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek αὐτάρκεια (autarkia, “self sufficiency”).

    From Wiktionary