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stand +‎ alone


  • IPA(key): /ˈstænd.əˌləʊn/


stand-alone (not comparable)

  1. Operating, functioning, or existing without additions or assistance; independent; able to be separate or separated.
    They offer an inexpensive add-on for a computer, or a stand-alone system with all the functions built in.


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stand-alone (plural stand-alones)

  1. (rare) A device that can operate on its own, rather than as an accessory for another device.
    • 1985, Carole Boggs Matthews, Martin S. Matthews, Word Processing for the IBM PC and PCjr and Compatible Computers[1]:
      Standalone systems, also known as dedicated systems, are often thought to provide word processing cervices alone. In truth, some standalones — but not all of them — can be used for other functions as well.
      Also, some standalones can only be used for word processing; if you need other computer functions, you can't have them.
  2. (by extension) Something that is not a part of some series or sequence.
    • 2014, DiAnn Mills, Firewall[2]:
      This standalone will delight and draw readers of Christian romantic suspense like []