What does independence mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word independence.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Independence, Independencynoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Independence

    Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state, in which residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory. The opposite of independence is the status of a dependent territory. The commemoration of the independence day of a country or nation celebrates when a country is free from all forms of foreign colonialism; free to build a country or nation without any interference from other nations. India got its independence in 1946

ChatGPT

  1. Independence

    Independence refers to the state or condition of being free from the control, influence, or dependency on others. It implies having the ability and autonomy to make decisions, take actions, and function without being restricted or reliant on external factors or individuals. Independence can also refer to a state of self-sufficiency and self-reliance, where one is capable of pursuing and achieving their goals and desires without external interference.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Cory Booker:

    Right now, there's a shadow over the independence of the judiciary because a President who has been credibly accused by his former lawyer of being an unindicted co-conspirator has the opportunity to put a judge on the bench, it is understandable for people to suspect that there's something going on. That somehow this is rigged.

  2. William Pinkney:

    The self-evident truths announced in the Declaration of Independence are not truths at all, if taken literally; and the practical conclusions contained in the same passage of that Declaration prove that they were never designed to be so received.

  3. Jean Baudrillard:

    Man has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Christian freedom is found in relationship to Christ himself, not in autonomy or individual independence. Identifying the sources of enslavement today is part of the discernment of spirits which marks our quest for holiness.

  5. Chip Roy:

    Juneteenth should be commemorated as the expression of the realization of the end of slavery in the United States - and I commend those who worked for its passage, i could not vote for this bill, however, because the holiday should not be called 'Juneteenth National Independence Day' but rather, ‘Juneteenth National Emancipation [or Freedom or otherwise] Day.’.

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