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  Definition of independent
  1. a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
  2. a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
  3. not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else
  4. not contingent
  5. free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
  6. of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
  7. not controlled by a party or interest group
  8. of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
Similar Words: freelance, self-employed person, mugwump, fencesitter, main(a), autonomous, self-governing, sovereign

 

See Also: free, separate

 

Attributes: independence, independency

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: onafhankelijk   Finnish: riippumaton  
French: indépendant   German: unabhängig  
Indonesian: merdeka   Italian: indipendente  
Latin: independens   Macedonian: независно  
Malay: merdeka   Polish: niezależny  
Portuguese: independente   Serbian: samostalan  
Slovak: nezávislý   Spanish: independiente  
 
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