Definitions for independenceˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•de•pend•enceˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns(n.)
the quality or state of being independent.
Archaic. a sufficient income; competence.
Origin of independence:
In•de•pend•enceˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns(n.)
a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. 110,303.
Category: Geography (places)
freedom from control or influence of another or others
the successful ending of the American Revolution
"they maintained close relations with England even after independence"
a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
independence(noun)ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns
the ability to look after yourself without help
My mother values her independence too much to want to move in with us.
independenceˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dəns
freedom from the control of another country
The country gained its independence 40 years ago today.
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.
The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
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
sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood
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 Dictionary
An achievement, not a bequest.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Self government. Good enough for a Cuban, but too good for a Filipino.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2265
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4707
Rank popularity for the word 'independence' in Nouns Frequency: #1025
Translations for independence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- independênciaPortuguese (BR)
- die UnabhängigkeitGerman
- selvstændighed; uafhængighedDanish
- (anyagi) függetlenség; önállóságHungarian
- nepriklausomybė, savarankiškumasLithuanian
- neatkarība; patstāvībaLatvian
- onafhankelijkheid, zelfstandigheidDutch
- uavhengighet, selvstendighetNorwegian
- oberoende, självständighet, oavhängighetSwedish
- bağımsızlık, özgürlük, istiklâlTurkish
- 獨立Chinese (Trad.)
- незалежність, самостійністьUkrainian
- sự độc lậpVietnamese
- 独立Chinese (Simp.)
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