Meaning of 'independent'

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Meaning of ‘independent’

6 definitions found.



free from external control and constraint

Example: "an independent mind"


of a clause, capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

Example: "The main independent clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb."

Synonyms: main


not controlled by a party or interest group


(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

Synonyms: autonomous sovereign self-governing


a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

Synonyms: freelance free-lance freelancer free lance self-employed person


a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

Synonyms: mugwump fencesitter

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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