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- Not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free.
- 2022 May 14, Jari Tanner, “Putin warns Finland NATO membership would harm relations”, in AP News, archived from the original on 14 May 2022:
- Niinisto pointed out that he had already told Putin at their first meeting in 2012 that “each independent nation would maximize its own security.”
“That is still the case. By joining NATO, Finland will strengthen its own security and assume its responsibilities. It is not something away from anybody,” Niinisto said.
- (politics) Not affiliated with any political party.
- the independent candidate
- Providing a comfortable livelihood.
- an independent property
- Not subject to bias or influence; self-directing.
- a man of an independent mind
- Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
- 1795, Robert Plumer Ward, An Enquiry into the Foundation and History of the Law of Nations in Europe from the Time of the Greeks and Romans to the Age of Grotius:
- 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.
- act of independent significance
- affinely independent
- algebraically independent
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- defense-independent pitching statistics
- independent city
- independent clause
- independent contractor
- independent counsel
- independent function
- independent means
- Independent Olympic Participant
- independent scholar
- independent set
- independent variable
- linearly independent
- redundant array of independent disks
not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
not aligned with any political party
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independent (plural independents)
- A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a freethinker, free of a party platform.
- A neutral or uncommitted person.
- A small, privately owned business.
- 2022 November 25, Sarah Baxter et al., “Britain's 15 best high streets – where Christmas shopping is a pleasure”, in The Telegraph:
- It’s a great hub for shopping: the high street is pedestrianised and many of the town’s 600-odd listed buildings house fabulous independents – speciality food stores, cafes, antique shops, clothing boutiques.
- (sports) A team not affiliated with any league or conference.
a candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party
a neutral or uncommitted person
a team not affiliated with any league or conference
- “independent”, in 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, →OCLC.
- Rhymes: -ent
independent m or f (masculine and feminine plural independents)
- “independent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “independent”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023
- “independent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “independent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
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Declension of independent