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in·de·pen·dent

 (ĭn′dĭ-pĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing.
2. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant: an independent mind.
3. Not determined or influenced by someone or something else; not contingent: a decision independent of the outcome of the study.
4. often Independent Affiliated with or loyal to no one political party or organization.
5. Not dependent on or affiliated with a larger or controlling entity: an independent food store; an independent film.
6.
a. Not relying on others for support, care, or funds; self-supporting.
b. Providing or being sufficient income to enable one to live without working: a person of independent means.
7. Mathematics
a. Not dependent on other variables.
b. Of or relating to a system of equations no one of which can be derived from another equation in the system.
8. Independent Of or relating to the 17th-century English Independents.
n.
1. often Independent One that is independent, especially a voter, officeholder, or political candidate who is not committed to a political party.
2. Independent A member of a movement in England in the 17th century advocating the political and religious independence of individual congregations.
3. Independent Chiefly British A Congregationalist.

in′de·pen′dent·ly adv.

independent

(ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt)
adj
1. free from control in action, judgment, etc; autonomous
2. not dependent on anything else for function, validity, etc; separate: two independent units make up this sofa.
3. not reliant on the support, esp financial support, of others
4. capable of acting for oneself or on one's own: a very independent little girl.
5. providing a large unearned sum towards one's support (esp in the phrases independent income, independent means)
6. living on an unearned income
7. (Mathematics) maths (of a system of equations) not linearly dependent. See also independent variable
8. (Statistics) statistics
a. (of two or more variables) distributed so that the value taken by one variable will have no effect on that taken by another or others
b. (of two or more events) such that the probability of all occurring equals the product of their individual probabilities. Compare statistical dependence
9. (Logic) logic (of a set of propositions)
a. not validly derivable from one another, so that if the propositions are the axioms of some theory none can be dispensed with
b. not logically related, so that in no case can the truth value of one be inferred from those of the others
n
10. an independent person or thing
11. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who is not affiliated to or who acts independently of a political party
ˌindeˈpendently adv

Independent

(ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt)
n
(Protestantism) (in England) a member of the Congregational Church
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Independency

in•de•pend•ent

(ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt)

adj.
1. not influenced or controlled by others; thinking or acting for oneself.
2. not depending or contingent upon something else.
3. not relying on another for aid or support.
4. refusing to be under obligation to others.
5. possessing a competence: financially independent.
6. sufficient to support one without the need to work: an independent income.
7. executed or originating outside a given unit, agency, or business: an independent inquiry.
8. free from party commitments: independent voters.
9. (of a quantity or function) not depending upon another for its value.
10. Gram. capable of standing syntactically as a complete sentence: an independent clause. Compare dependent (def. 4), main (def. 2).
11. (cap.) of or pertaining to religious Independency.
n.
12. an independent person or thing.
13. a small, privately owned business.
14. (sometimes cap.) a person who votes without regard to the party affiliation of candidates.
15. (cap.) an adherent of Independency.
Idioms:
independent of, irrespective of; regardless of.
[1605–15; in-3 + dependent]
in`de•pend′ent•ly, adv.

independent

A merchant ship under naval control sailed singly and unescorted by a warship. See also military independent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.independent - a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)independent - a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
2.independent - a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Adj.1.independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
free - able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
dependent - relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
2.independent - (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
free - able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
3.independent - (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
dependent, subordinate - (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
4.independent - not controlled by a party or interest group
nonpartisan, nonpartizan - free from party affiliation or bias

independent

adjective
1. separate, unrelated, unconnected, unattached, uncontrolled, unconstrained Two independent studies have been carried out.
separate controlled
2. self-sufficient, free, liberated, unconventional, self-contained, individualistic, unaided, self-reliant, self-supporting There were benefits to being a single, independent woman.
4. private, public, private-sector, free-standing He taught chemistry at an independent school.

independent

adjective
1. Having political independence:
2. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of others:
3. Able to support oneself financially:
Translations
مُسْتَقِلمُسْتَقِلٌمُستَقِل مادَّيـاًمُسْتَقِل، غَيْر مُتَأثِّر برأي غَيْرِهمُعْتَمِد على نَفْسِه
nezávislýsamostatný
uafhængigselvstændig
sõltumatu
itsenäinenriippumatonvapaa
neovisannezavisansamostalan
merdeka
fjárhagslega óháîuróháîursjálfbjarga, sjálfstæîursjálfstæîur
独立した
독립적인
nepriklausomainepriklausomasnepriklausomybėsavarankiškaisavarankiškas
materiāli neatkarīgs/nodrošinātsneatkarīgsobjektīvspatstāvīgs
niezależnyniezawisły
nezávislý
neodvisen
självständig
อิสระ
bağımsızbaşına buyrukhürkendi geliri ile geçinebilenözgür
độc lập

independent

[ˌɪndɪˈpendənt]
A. ADJ
1. (= self-supporting) [person, country] → independiente; [income] → propio
to be independentser independiente
to be independent of sth/sbno depender de algo/algn, ser independiente de algo/algn
to become independent [country] → independizarse
a person of independent meansuna persona con rentas propias or con independencia económica
2. (= unconnected) [events] → independiente, no relacionado; (= impartial) [inquiry, investigation] → independiente; [witness] → imparcial
you are advised to seek an independent opinionle aconsejamos que se haga asesorar por un tercero
3. (= self-reliant) [person, child] → independiente
he was incapable of independent thoughtera incapaz de pensar por su cuenta
she has always been very independent of her parentssiempre ha dependido muy poco de sus padres
4. (= private) [school, sector] → privado; [broadcasting company, radio station] → privado, independiente
B. N
1. (= politician) → independiente mf, candidato/a m/f independiente
2. (= company) → compañía f independiente
C. CPD independent clause N (Gram) → oración f independiente
independent school N (Brit) → escuela f privada, colegio m privado
independent suspension N (Aut) → suspensión f independiente

independent

[ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt] adj
[country, person] → indépendant(e); [organization] → indépendant(e); [TV station] → privé(e)
to become independent → s'affranchir
financially independent → indépendant(e) financièrement
independent of each other → indépendants l'un de l'autre
(= unbiased) [inquiry, study] → indépendant(e)
Two independent studies came to the same conclusions
BUT Deux études conduites indépendamment sont arrivées aux mêmes conclusions.

independent

adj
(= autonomous)unabhängig (of sb/sth von jdm/etw) (also Pol: country); person (in attitude, spirit) → selbstständig, unabhängig; incomeeigen, privat; she is a very independent young ladysie ist eine sehr selbstständige junge Dame; a man of independent meanseine Person mit Privateinkommen, ein Privatmann m; to become independent (country) → die Unabhängigkeit erlangen
(= unconnected) report, research, thinker etcunabhängig; independent confirmationBestätigung faus unabhängiger Quelle; they reached the summit by independent routessie erreichten den Gipfel auf getrennten or gesonderten Wegen; the two explosions were independent of each otherdie beiden Explosionen hatten nichts miteinander zu tun or hatten keine gemeinsame Ursache
n (Pol) → Unabhängige(r) mf

independent

[ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt] adjindipendente, autonomo/a
of independent means → finanziariamente indipendente
to ask for an independent opinion → chiedere un parere imparziale
independent suspension (Aut) → sospensioni fpl indipendenti

independent

(indiˈpendənt) adjective
1. not controlled by other people, countries etc. an independent country; That country is now independent of Britain.
2. not willing to accept help. an independent old lady.
3. having enough money to support oneself. She is completely independent and receives no money from her family; She is now independent of her parents.
4. not relying on, or affected by, something or someone else. an independent observer; to arrive at an independent conclusion.
indeˈpendence noun
indeˈpendently adverb

independent

مُسْتَقِلٌ nezávislý uafhængig unabhängig ανεξάρτητος independiente itsenäinen indépendant neovisan indipendente 独立した 독립적인 onafhankelijk uavhengig niezależny independente независимый självständig อิสระ bağımsız độc lập 独立的

independent

a. independiente.

independent

adj independiente
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Jo's breath gave out here, and wrapping her head in the paper, she bedewed her little story with a few natural tears, for to be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of her heart, and this seemed to be the first step toward that happy end.
They had strong, independent natures, both of them.
But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition.
But nothing could be done until the rainy season had fairly set in; until the long-looked-for element that was to magically separate the gold from the dross in those dull mounds of dust and gravel had come of its own free will, and in its own appointed channels, independent of the feeble auxiliaries that had hopelessly riven the rocks on the hillside, or hung incomplete and unfinished in lofty scaffoldings above the settlement.
Oftentimes they were asleep, but occasionally might be heard talking together, ill voices between a speech and a snore, and with that lack of energy that distinguishes the occupants of alms-houses, and all other human beings who depend for subsistence on charity, on monopolized labour, or anything else but their own independent exertions.
But then, what to make of his unearthly complexion, that part of it, I mean, lying round about, and completely independent of the squares of tattooing.
Moreover, while in most other animals that I can now think of, the eyes are so planted as imperceptibly to blend their visual power, so as to produce one picture and not two to the brain; the peculiar position of the whale's eyes, effectually divided as they are by many cubic feet of solid head, which towers between them like a great mountain separating two lakes in valleys; this, of course, must wholly separate the impressions which each independent organ imparts.
Marija was working for one of the independent packers, and was quite beside herself and outrageous with triumph over the sums of money she was making as a painter of cans.
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.
I had been vaguely conscious, for a while, of a person who was walking in the street abreast of us; I had glanced furtively at him once or twice, and noticed that he was a fine, large, vigorous young fellow, with an open, independent countenance, faintly shaded with a pale and even almost imperceptible crop of early down, and that he was clothed from head to heel in cool and enviable snow-white linen.
She had an easy, independent carriage--when she was among her own caste--and a high and "sassy" way, withal; but of course she was meek and humble enough where white people were.
Tom decided that he could be independent of Becky Thatcher now.

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