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.
    • 2022 May 14, Tanner, Jari, “Putin warns Finland NATO membership would harm relations”, in AP News[1], 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.
  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.
    • 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.

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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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Further reading[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)

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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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