Independence definition

ĭndĭ-pĕndəns
The state or quality of being independent; freedom from the influence, control, or determination of another or others.
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The state or quality of being independent.
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(archaic) Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.
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(now rare) An income sufficient for a livelihood.
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The definition of independence is freedom from the control or influence of others.

When kids grow up and move out and start making their own decisions, this is an example of independence.

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The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
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The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
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(place) City in W Mo.: suburb of Kansas City.
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A city of western Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. It was a starting point for the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails during the 1800s.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
independence
Plural:
independences

Origin of independence

  • From French indépendance

    From Wiktionary