independent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French indépendant

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈpɛndənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧de‧pend‧ent

Adjective[edit]

independent (comparative more independent, superlative most independent)

  1. Not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free.
  2. (politics) Not affiliated with any political party.
    the independent candidate
  3. Providing a comfortable livelihood.
    an independent property
  4. Not subject to bias or influence; self-directing.
    a man of an independent mind
  5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
    • R. P. Ward
      That obligation in general, under which we conceive ourselves bound to obey a law, independent of those resources which the law provides for its own enforcement.

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Noun[edit]

independent (plural independents)

  1. A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a freethinker, free of a party platform.
  2. A neutral or uncommitted person.
  3. (sports) A team not affiliated with any league or conference.

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References[edit]

  • independent at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • independent in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • independent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Catalan[edit]

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independent (masculine and feminine plural independents)

  1. independent
    Antonym: dependent

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Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

independent m (feminine singular independenta, masculine plural independents, feminine plural independentas)

  1. independent
    Antonym: dependent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French indépendant

Adjective[edit]

independent m or n (feminine singular independentă, masculine plural independenți, feminine and neuter plural independente)

  1. independent, self-sufficient

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