Independent meaning

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Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant.

An independent mind.

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Not determined or influenced by someone or something else; not contingent.

A decision independent of the outcome of the study.

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One that is independent, especially a voter, officeholder, or political candidate who is not committed to a political party.
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Affiliated with or loyal to no one political party or organization.
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Free from the influence, control, or determination of another or others.
  • Free from the rule of another; controlling or governing oneself; self-governing.
  • Free from influence, persuasion, or bias; objective.
    An independent observer.
  • Relying only on oneself or one's own abilities, judgment, etc.; self-confident; self-reliant.
    independent in his thinking.
  • Not adhering to any political party or organization.
    An independent voter.
  • Not connected or related to another, to each other, or to a group; separate.
    An independent grocer.
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A member of a religious and political movement of the 17th cent. in England that advocated self-sufficiency of each local Christian church: the movement led to the organization of Congregationalists and Baptists.
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A voter who is not an adherent of or registered with any political party.
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(chiefly british) A Congregationalist.
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A person, company, etc. that is independent, as in thinking, action, or practice.
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Of or relating to the 17th-century English Independents.
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A member of a movement in England in the 17th century advocating the political and religious independence of individual congregations.
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Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing.
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Not dependent on or affiliated with a larger or controlling entity.

An independent food store; an independent film.

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The definition of independent is someone or something that is free from the influence or control of another.

An example of independent is someone who lives on their own and supports themself.

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Not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free.
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(politics) Not affiliated with any political party.
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Providing a comfortable livelihood.

An independent property.

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Not subject to bias or influence; self-directing.

A man of an independent mind.

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Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
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A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
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A neutral or uncommitted person.
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Of or having to do with Independents.
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independent of
  • apart from; regardless of
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Origin of independent

  • From French indépendant

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