Definitions for independence
ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənsin·de·pen·dence
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word independence.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Freedom; exemption from reliance or control; state over which none has power.
Etymology: independance, Fr. in and dependence.
Dreams may give us some idea of the great excellency of a human soul, and some intimations of its independency on matter. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence. Alexander Pope.
Give me, I cry'd, enough for me,
My bread and independency:
So bought an annual rent or two,
And liv'd just as you see I do. Alexander Pope.
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
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.
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
The numerical value of independence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of independence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Let's face it. In most of life we really are interdependent. We need each other. Staunch independence is an illusion, but heavy dependence isn't healthy, either. The only position of long-term strength is interdependence: win/win.
This should also be a top priority for the next European Commission, with this, we will secure jobs and prosperity in Germany and Europe. And, above all, it's what will give Europe its economic sovereignty and independence.
All [these] leaders are very respected by people and they have some things in common -- all of them are innovators and very principal persons with strong ideas and they do a lot for [the] evolution, development and independence of Russia.
The President is very committed to the' Gorsuch model' and a very disciplined selection process where Neil Gorsuch has courage and independence of judgment and will interpret the Constitution the way the framers meant it to be.
Opponents of the Russian regime and supporters of the independence of the Chechen Republic, especially those who express themselves openly, are in constant danger both in the EU and in any other country, among the many murders and murder attempts on opponents of the Russian regime there is the recent assassination of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin.
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Translations for independence
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- müstəqillik, istiqlal, istiqlaliyyətAzerbaijani
- independènciaCatalan, Valencian
- samostatnost, nezávislostCzech
- selvstændighed, uafhængighedDanish
- sendependeco, sendependenco, memstarecoEsperanto
- sõltumatus, iseseisvusEstonian
- استقلال, آزادیPersian
- riippumattomuus, itsenäisyysFinnish
- neo-eisimeileachdScottish Gaelic
- függetlenség, önállóságHungarian
- óhæði, sjálfstæðiIcelandic
- 獨立, 독립Korean
- багынбоочулук, өзүнчөлүк, көз каранды эместикKyrgyz
- тусгаар тогтнол, бие даасан байдалMongolian
- လွတ်လပ်ရေး, ကိုယ့်မင်းကိုယ့်ချင်းBurmese
- onafhankelijkheid, zelfstandigheidDutch
- niepodległość, niezależnośćPolish
- незави́симость, самостоя́тельностьRussian
- неза́висно̄ст, nezávisnōst, nȅovisnōst, не̏овисно̄стSerbo-Croatian
- ස්වාධීනත්වයSinhala, Sinhalese
- pamvarësi, pavarësiAlbanian
- స్వాతంత్య్రం, స్వాతంత్ర్యముTelugu
- истиқлол, озодӣTajik
- бәйсезлек, мөстәкыйльлекTatar
- استقلال, آزادیUrdu
- mustaqillik, ozodlik, istiqlolUzbek
- 獨立, độc lậpVietnamese
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