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The definition of an independent clause is a group of words in a sentence that can function alone as their own sentence.
An example of an independent clause is, "She went to the store on Tuesday; so, she didn't run out of milk."
Gram. a clause that can function syntactically as a complete sentence and that conveys a complete meaning; main clause (Ex.: She will visit us if she can.)
See main clause.