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Standing or operating independently of anything else: a freestanding bell tower; a freestanding maternity clinic.


1. standing apart; not attached to or supported by another object
2. (Grammar) (in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that can stand alone as a sentence; denoting or being a main clause. Compare bound18b


(ˈfriˈstæn dɪŋ)

1. (of a sculpture, structure, etc.) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone.
2. not affiliated with others; autonomous: a freestanding clinic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.freestanding - standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
detached - used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses"; "a detached garage"
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This optically unstable surface served as a woozy ground for five freestanding sculptural assemblages that reconstituted found objects and cheap, gaudy materials in weirdly lyrical ways.