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

  2. Independencenoun

    sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood

  3. 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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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

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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. Sidharth Nath Singh:

    By ending the speculation it will allow us to assess his full contribution to the independence movement.

  2. Afrasiab Khattak:

    We have always stood for the independence of judiciary, but unfortunately they cannot deal with the hard-core terrorists.

  3. Marcus Ruiz Evans:

    But we need time to have a serious dialogue with the people of California about why they should support the independence referendum by voting yes. The voters need to make an informed decision when they go to the polls to determine California’s political future.

  4. Arabic Proverb:

    Poverty without debt is independence.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Every country, in Africa, is crying for its own “independence”.

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