What does independence mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. indpendance.]

  2. Independence(noun)

    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.

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

How to pronounce independence?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say independence in sign language?

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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. Anthony Romero:

    My government considers him a criminal, which he isn't, (The meeting) demonstrates the bravery, courage and independence of President Fernandez.

  2. Nasir El-Rufai:

    We are waiting for the person who will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country, we have got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible.

  3. Mieko Ishikawa:

    There's no comprehensive policy on the part of the government, and there are gaps in the system's transparency, efficiency and independence.

  4. Turner:

    As successive terminal moraines result form successive glaciations, so each frontier leaves its traces behind it, and when it becomes a settled area the region still partakes of the frontier characteristics. Thus the advance of the frontier has meant a steady movement away from the influence of Europe, a steady growth of independence on American lines.”

  5. Pedro Parente:

    The independence of Petrobras has not been damaged, it was an exceptional measure and does not represent a change to our pricing policy.

Images & Illustrations of independence

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