Definitions for independenceˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. independence, independency(noun)

    freedom from control or influence of another or others

  2. independence(noun)

    the successful ending of the American Revolution

    "they maintained close relations with England even after independence"

  3. Independence(noun)

    a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail

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  1. independence(Noun)

    The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.

  2. independence(Noun)

    The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Independence(noun)

    the state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference

  2. Independence(noun)

    sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. indpendance.]

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  1. Independence

    Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory. The opposite of independence is a dependent territory. Whether attainment of independence is different from revolution has long been contested, and has often been debated over the question of violence as a legitimate means to achieving sovereignty. While some revolutions seek and achieve national independence, others aim only to redistribute power — with or without an element of emancipation, such as in democratization — within a state, which as such may remain unaltered. Nation-states have been granted independence without any revolutionary acts. The Russian October Revolution, for example, was not intended to seek national independence; the United States Revolutionary War, however, was. Autonomy refers to a kind of independence which has been granted by an overseeing authority that itself still retains ultimate authority over that territory. A protectorate refers to an autonomous region that depends upon a larger government for its protection as an autonomous region. The dates of established independence, are typically celebrated as a national holiday known as an independence day.

The Roycroft DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. independence

    An achievement, not a bequest.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. INDEPENDENCE

    Self government. Good enough for a Cuban, but too good for a Filipino.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2265

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4707

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Nouns Frequency: #1025


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