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
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. indpendance.]
sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood
Etymology: [Cf. F. indpendance.]
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.
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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
The numerical value of Independence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Independence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Independence in a Sentence
The damage caused by (the agents’) actions ... goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral fact-finding and political independence.
None of the subjects, objects, and figures, even a system of society can stay, independently as fully independent since nature lies, and depends upon each other. One may exemplify in this context as the Number One, exists, but executes nothing until reaches after it, Zero or another digit; consequently, it elucidates the reality of independence. Even Democracy system and votes prove, the incapability of the Independent. As a person, a manufacturer, society, state, whatever, such other elements, claim and celebrate Independent Days, Years, or other terms, fall under self-deceiving practice. However, to be independent as a symbol may execute self-satisfaction.
Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day.
It’s the anniversary of the independence of our country, it just makes me happy to see them swaying in the breeze.
Let me be clear that we will guarantee the independence of the Bank of England.
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- istiqlal, müstəqillik, istiqlaliyyətAzerbaijani
- independènciaCatalan, Valencian
- samostatnost, nezávislostCzech
- uafhængighed, selvstændighedDanish
- memstareco, sendependeco, sendependencoEsperanto
- sõltumatus, iseseisvusEstonian
- استقلال, آزادیPersian
- riippumattomuus, itsenäisyysFinnish
- neo-eisimeileachdScottish Gaelic
- önállóság, függetlenségHungarian
- sjálfstæði, óhæðiIcelandic
- 독립, 獨立Korean
- көз каранды эместик, багынбоочулук, өзүнчөлүкKyrgyz
- тусгаар тогтнол, бие даасан байдалMongolian
- ကိုယ့်မင်းကိုယ့်ချင်း, လွတ်လပ်ရေးBurmese
- zelfstandigheid, onafhankelijkheidDutch
- niezależność, niepodległośćPolish
- незави́симость, самостоя́тельностьRussian
- не̏овисно̄ст, nȅovisnōst, nezávisnōst, неза́висно̄стSerbo-Croatian
- ස්වාධීනත්වයSinhala, Sinhalese
- pamvarësi, pavarësiAlbanian
- స్వాతంత్ర్యము, స్వాతంత్య్రంTelugu
- озодӣ, истиқлолTajik
- мөстәкыйльлек, бәйсезлекTatar
- آزادی, استقلالUrdu
- istiqlol, ozodlik, mustaqillikUzbek
- độc lập, 獨立Vietnamese
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