Definitions for Independentˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•de•pend•entˌɪn 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.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. free from party commitments:

    independent voters.

    Category: Government

  9. (of a quantity or function) not depending upon another for its value.

    Category: Math

  10. Gram. capable of standing syntactically as a complete sentence: an independent clause.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Compare dependent (def. 4) 4 , main (def. 2). 1 1 4

  11. (cap.) of or pertaining to religious Independency.

    Category: Religion

  12. (n.)an independent person or thing.

  13. a small, privately owned business.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

  14. (sometimes cap.) a person who votes without regard to the party affiliation of candidates.

    Category: Government

  15. (cap.) an adherent of Independency.

    Category: Religion, British

Idioms for independent:

  1. independent of,irrespective of; regardless of.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of independent:

1605–15; in-3+dependent

in`de•pend′ent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mugwump, independent, fencesitter(noun)

    a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

  2. freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed person(adj)

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

  3. independent(adj)

    free from external control and constraint

    "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"

  4. autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign(adj)

    (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

    "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

  5. independent, main(a)(adj)

    (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"

  6. independent(adj)

    not controlled by a party or interest group

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. independent(adjective)ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt

    not controlled by another country or organization

    a broadcaster that is independent of the government; an independent bookstore

  2. independentˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt

    ≠ dependent

    At 17, she's almost totally independent.

  3. independentˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt

    fair and not influenced by others

    independent advice; an independent review

Wiktionary

  1. independent(Noun)

    A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.

  2. independent(Noun)

    A neutral or uncommitted person.

  3. independent(Adjective)

    not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free

  4. independent(Adjective)

    not affiliated with any political party

  5. Origin: From Latin independens, present participle from prefix in-, not, plus dependens, dependent or literally hanging from, from verb dependere, depend, hang from, from prefix de-, from or concerning, plus pendere, hang

Webster Dictionary

  1. Independent(adj)

    not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent

  2. Independent(adj)

    affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property

  3. Independent(adj)

    not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind

  4. Independent(adj)

    expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner

  5. Independent(adj)

    separate from; exclusive; irrespective

  6. Independent(adj)

    belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents

  7. Independent(adj)

    not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; -- said of quantities or functions

  8. Independent(adj)

    not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party

  9. Independent(noun)

    one who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority

  10. Independent(noun)

    one who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting

Freebase

  1. Independent

    In politics, an independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties. Sometimes they hold a viewpoint more extreme than any major party, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do not feel that any major party addresses. Other independent politicians may be associated with a political party, be former members of it, or have views that align with it, but choose not to stand under its label. Others may belong to or support a political party but believe they should not formally represent it and thus be subject to its policies. Some independents choose to form an alliance rather than a party and have formally registered their "independents" group. In some countries political parties are illegal and all candidates effectively stand as independents. Finally, some independent candidates may form a political party for the purposes of running for public office.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. independent

    A merchant ship under naval control sailed singly and unescorted by a warship. See also military independent.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Independent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1015

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Independent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1727

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Independent' in Adjectives Frequency: #124


Translations for Independent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

independent(adjective)

not controlled by other people, countries etc

an independent country; That country is now independent of Britain.

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