how to pronounce subsistence

səbsɪstəns

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“… see quite a lot of subsistence farmers …”

meanings of subsistence

noun:

  1. Something (food, water, money, etc.) that is required to stay alive.
  2. Inherency.
  3. Embodiment or personification or hypostasis of an underlying principle or quality.
  4. The act of maintaining oneself at a minimum level.
  5. Real being; existence.