What does independence mean?

Definitions for independence
ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənsin·de·pen·dence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. independence, independencynoun

    freedom from control or influence of another or others

  2. independencenoun

    the successful ending of the American Revolution

    "they maintained close relations with England even after independence"

  3. Independencenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. independencenoun

    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. independencenoun

    The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Independencenoun

    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.]

  2. Independencenoun

    sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood

    Etymology: [Cf. F. indpendance.]

Freebase

  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 Dictionary

  1. independence

    An achievement, not a bequest.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. INDEPENDENCE

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

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of independence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of independence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of independence in a Sentence

  1. Adib Adela:

    I'm here to celebrate 59 years of our independence, the most important thing now is to properly investigate and to find those responsible.

  2. Antoni Macierewicz:

    I don't want to rule on whether ... political enemies of the current Russian authorities, who accuse (them) of reaching the highest positions by using armed terror against their own population, are right - perhaps it's not true, but there is no doubt that the (Russian) attack on Georgia was one that was first preceded by internal sabotage, inside of Georgia. There's no doubt that what happened over Smolensk was aimed at depriving Poland of the leadership who led our nation towards independence.

  3. Johannes Hahn:

    In the past year, significant shortcomings affected the independence of the judiciary as well as freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, in particular as regards increased pressure and intimidation of journalists.

  4. Bernard Arnault:

    I will always remember his immense imagination, his ability to conceive new trends for every season, his inexhaustible energy, the virtuosity of his drawings, his carefully guarded independence, his encyclopedic culture and his unique wit and eloquence.

  5. Leonard Leo:

    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.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    • A. elation
    • B. wavering
    • C. leaven
    • D. breastwork

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