independence

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French indépendance

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧de‧pend‧ence

Noun[edit]

independence (countable and uncountable, plural independences)

  1. The state or quality of being independent; lack of dependence; the state of not being reliant on, or controlled by, others;
  2. The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

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