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From French indépendant

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈpɛndənt/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧de‧pend‧ent

AdjectiveEdit

independent (comparative more independent, superlative most independent)

  1. not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
  2. (politics) not affiliated with any political party
  3. Providing a comfortable livelihood.
    an independent property
  4. Not subject to bias or influence; self-directing.
    a man of an independent mind
  5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
    • R. P. Ward
      That obligation in general, under which we conceive ourselves bound to obey a law, independent of those resources which the law provides for its own enforcement.

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NounEdit

independent (plural independents)

  1. A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a freethinker, free of a party platform.
  2. A neutral or uncommitted person.
  3. (sports) A team not affiliated with any league or conference.

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independent (masculine and feminine plural independents)

  1. independent

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