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independent Explained

independent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


independent at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1611, from in- "not" + dependent (q.v.). Fr. independant is attested from c.1600; It. independente from 1598. Meaning "person not acting as part of a political party" is from 1808. U.S. Independence Day (July 4) first recorded under that name in 1791. ///

Independent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a politician who does not belong to a political party//
Independent: the trademark a serious British newspaper which generally supports liberal political idea.. The same company produces a similar paper on Sundays, called the Independent on Sunday.//

independent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2 adj ----------//
1 not owned/controlled by something:
2 fair:
3 country:
4 person:
5 independent study/learning:
6 woman/man etc of independent means:
7 separate:
8 politician: ----------//
1 NOT OWNED/CONTROLLED BY SOMETHING: [usually before noun] an independent organization is not owned or controlled by, or does not receive money from, another organization or the government// --There are plans to split the corporation into a number of smaller independent companies.// --an independent charity// --small independent bookshops// independent of// --We need a central bank that is independent of the government.// independent school especially BrE (=one not owned or paid for by the government) // --schools in the independent sector// independent television/radio/broadcasting etc BrE (=not owned or paid for by the government) // --independent television companies// independent film (=one not made or produced by a large film production company) //
2 FAIR: [usually before noun] an independent organization or person is not involved in a particular situation, and can therefore be trusted to be fair in judging it// --an independent panel of scientists// --An independent body (=group of people who work together) has been set up to monitor government spending.// --There were no independent witnesses to the shooting.// independent inquiry/advice/opinion etc (=carried out by or given by an independent person or organization) // --Human rights groups have called for an independent inquiry into the killings.// --the results of an independent study//
3 COUNTRY: an independent country is not governed or controlled by another country// --India became independent in 1947.//
4 PERSON: a) confident and able to do things by yourself in your own way, without needing help or advice from other people// → dependent// --Now that my sons are becoming more independent, I have more time for myself.// --a strong-willed, independent young woman// --He's now helping other people with spinal injuries to lead an independent life.// independent of// --By this age, the child becomes relatively independent of his mother.// b) having enough money to live without having to ask for help from other people// --It was always very important to me to be financially independent .// independent of// --Robert aimed to be independent of his parents by the time he was twenty.//
5 independent study/learning: when you study on your own rather than being taught by a teacher// --The tapes can be used in class or for independent study.//
6 woman/man etc of independent means: someone who has their own income from property, investments etc, so that they do not have to work or depend on anyone else//
7 SEPARATE: if one thing is independent of another, the two are not connected, or the second thing does not influence the first// independent of// --reports from two separate sources entirely independent of one another// --Three independent studies all arrived at the same conclusion.//
8 POLITICIAN: [usually before noun] an independent politician does not belong to a particular party// -- Independent candidates won three seats.// -- independently adv // --The two departments operate independently of each other.// --She had elderly parents who could no longer live independently.//

independent at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

219 Moby Thesaurus words for "independent":
Laodicean, abounding in riches, affluent, alien, anythingarian,
apart, apart from, apathetic, arbitrary, aside from, autarchic,
autarkic, autonomous, barring, besides, beyond, big-rich, bold,
centrist, comfortable, competent, controlled, detached,
disconnected, discrete, discretional, discretionary,
disgustingly rich, disinterested, disjunct, disrelated,
dissociated, distinct, elective, erect, even, except for,
excluding, exclusive of, exotic, external, extraneous, fat,
fence-sitter, fifty-fifty, firm-minded, flush, foreign, forward,
free, free lance, free spirit, free trader, free will,
free-spirited, freethinker, freewheeling, frightfully rich,
gratuitous, half-and-half, house-proud, ignoring, impartial,
importunate, in funds, in the money, incommensurable, incomparable,
independently rich, independently wealthy, indifferent, individual,
individualist, individualistic, inner-directed, insular,
irrelative, irrespective of, isolated, isolationist,
latitudinarian, liberal, libertarian, libertine, loaded, loner,
luxurious, made of money, maverick, midway, moderate, moneyed,
mugwump, mugwumpian, mugwumpish, neuter, neutral, nonaligned,
noncommitted, nonconformist, nonmandatory, nonpartisan,
nothingarian, notwithstanding, offered, on the fence, oofy,
optional, opulent, other, outlandish, outside, passive, prideful,
proffered, prosperous, proud, proud as Lucifer, proud-blooded,
proud-looking, proud-minded, proud-spirited, proudful,
proudhearted, provided for, purse-proud, pushy, removed, rich,
rich as Croesus, rolling in money, rugged individualist, segregate,
self-acting, self-active, self-asserting, self-assertive,
self-assured, self-centered, self-confident, self-contained,
self-controlled, self-dependent, self-determined, self-determining,
self-directing, self-esteeming, self-expressive, self-governed,
self-governing, self-helpful, self-helping, self-improving,
self-possessed, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-restrained,
self-subsistent, self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustained,
self-sustaining, separate, separated, sovereign, spontaneous,
stiff-necked, strange, strong-minded, strong-willed, swing vote,
third force, third world, third-force, third-world, unaffiliated,
unallied, unasked, unassociated, unbesought, unbiased, unbidden,
uncalled-for, uncoerced, uncommitted, uncommitted voter,
uncompelled, unconnected, uncontrolled, undecided, unearned,
unfettered, unforced, uninfluenced, uninvited, uninvolved,
unlimited, unprejudiced, unpressured, unprompted, unrelatable,
unrelated, unrequested, unrequired, unrestrained, unrestricted,
unsolicited, unsought, voluntary, volunteer, wallowing in wealth,
warm, wealthy, well provided for, well-fixed, well-heeled,
well-off, well-to-do, willful

independent at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Lack of relation): irrespective, unrelated, arbitrary, independent, unconnected, disconnected, adrift, isolated, insular, extraneous, strange, alien, foreign, outlandish, exotic, not comparable, incommensurable, heterogeneous, unconformable, irrelevant, inapplicable, not pertinent, not to the purpose, impertinent, beside the mark, aside from the purpose, immaterial, beside the purpose, beside the question, beside the point, misplaced, intrusive, remote, far-fetched, out of the way, forced, neither here nor there, quite another thing, detached, segregated, discordant, incidental, parenthetical.

[ADJ] (Freedom): free, independent, at large, loose, scot-free, unconstrained, unbuttoned, unrestrained, unchecked, unfettered, unhindered, unobstructed, unbound, uncontrolled, unbridled.

independent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
1 ~ (from / of sth) (of countries) having their own government:
Mozambique became independent in 1975.
2 done or given by sb who is not involved in a situation and so is able to judge it fairly:
an independent inquiry / witness * She went to a lawyer for some independent advice.
3 ~ (of sb/sth) not connected with or influenced by sth; not connected with each other:
The police force should be independent of direct government control. * Two independent research bodies reached the same conclusions.
4 supported by private money rather than government money:
independent television / schools * the independent sector
5 ~ (of sb/sth) confident and free to do things without needing help from other people:
Going away to college has made me much more independent. * She's a very independent-minded young woman. * Students should aim to become more independent of their teachers.
6 ~ (of sb/sth) having or earning enough money so that you do not have to rely on sb else for help:
It was important to me to be financially independent of my parents. * a man of independent means (= with a private income)
7 not representing or belonging to a particular political party:
an independent candidate
independently adverb ~ (of sb/sth):
The two departments work independently of each other. * It was the first time that she had lived independently.
noun (abbreviation Ind.) a member of parliament, candidate, etc. who does not belong to a particular political party:
She's standing as an independent at the next election.

Independent at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Independent \In`de*pend"ent\, a. [Pref. in- not + dependent: cf.
F. ind['e]pendant.]
1. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not
relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly

A dry, but independent crust. --Cowper.

2. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent

3. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious;
self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.

4. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence;
free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or

5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.

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. --R. P. Ward.

6. (Eccl.) Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the
doctrines or methods of, the Independents.

7. (Math.) Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to
value or rate of variation; -- said of quantities or

8. (U. S. Politics) Not bound by party; exercising a free
choice in voting with either or any party.

{Independent company} (Mil.), one not incorporated in any

{Independent seconds watch}, a stop watch having a second
hand driven by a separate set of wheels, springs, etc.,
for timing to a fraction of a second.

{Independent variable}. (Math.) See {Dependent variable},
under {Dependent}.

Syn: Free; uncontrolled; separate; uncoerced; self-reliant;
bold; unconstrained; unrestricted.

Independent \In`de*pend"ent\, n.
1. (Eccl.) One who believes that an organized Christian
church is complete in itself, competent to
self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical

Note: In England the name is often applied (commonly in the
pl.) to the Congregationalists.

2. (Politics) One who does not acknowledge an obligation to
support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one
who exercises liberty in voting.

independent at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
[syn: {mugwump}, {fencesitter}]
2: a writer or artist who sells services to different employers
without a long-term contract with any of them [syn: {freelance},
{self-employed person}]

adj 1: free from external control and constraint; "an independent
mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely
independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
[ant: {dependent}]
2: not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything
3: of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign
state" [syn: {autonomous}, {self-governing}, {sovereign}]
4: not contingent
5: of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete
sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex
sentence has at least a subject and a verb" [syn: {main(a)}]
[ant: {dependent}]
6: not controlled by a party or interest group

independent at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: prefix » in|dependent


* Inter: audio » en-us-independent.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-ad » j
  • not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
    1. Inter: politic » s not affiliated with any political party


      * autonomous

  • free
  • selfstanding


    * contingent
  • dependent


    Inter: trans-top » not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|pavarur
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مستقل|tr=mustáqil|sc=Arab, Inter: t+ » ar|حر|tr=Hurr|sc=Arab
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|independent
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|獨立|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|独立|tr=dúlì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nezávislý
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|onafhankelijk
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|memstara, Inter: t- » eo|sendependa
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|sõltumatu
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|riippumaton, Inter: t+ » fi|itsenäinen, Inter: t+ » fi|vapaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indépendant
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|unabhängig
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανεξάρτητος|m|tr=aneksártitos|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|független
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|merdeka
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|neamhspleách
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|indipendente

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|独立|tr=どくりつ, dokuritsu
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ឯករាជ|tr=aikgareeich|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|독립|tr=doglip|sc=Hang
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|سه‌ربه‌ست|tr=sarbast|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|سه‌ربه‌خۆ|tr=sarbakho|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|independens
    • Lower Sorbian: Inter: tø » dsb|samostatny
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|независно|n|tr=nezavisno|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|независeн|m|tr=nezavisen|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|независнa|f|tr=nezavisna|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|merdeka
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|مستقل|tr=mostaqel|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|niezależny, Inter: t- » pl|niezawisły
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|independente
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|independent
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|независимый|tr=nezavísimyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|neo-eisimeileach
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|самосталан|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|независан|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|неовисан|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|samostalan|alt=sȁmostālan, Inter: t- » sh|nezavisan|alt=nezávisan, Inter: t- » sh|neovisan|alt=nȅovisan
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|nezávislý
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|independiente

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » not aligned with any political party
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sitoutumaton

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|unabhängig

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Inter: ttbc » fa: Inter: t+ » fa|مستقل|sc=Arab

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * independent contractor
  • independent film
  • independent means
  • independency
  • independently

    Related terms

    * depend
  • dependence
  • dependently
  • independence
  • independently
  • pendant
  • pending


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
    1. A neutral or uncommitted person.



    * Inter: rhymes » ent|lang=ca


    Inter: ca-ad » j
  • independent

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » ca|independència
    • Inter: l » ca|independitzar
    • Inter: l » ca|independentment

    Translation: cs » independent
    Translation: cy » independent
    Translation: et » independent
    Translation: el » independent
    Translation: es » independent
    Translation: fr » independent
    Translation: ko » independent
    Translation: io » independent
    Translation: id » independent
    Translation: it » independent
    Translation: kn » independent
    Translation: kk » independent
    Translation: ku » independent
    Translation: la » independent
    Translation: li » independent
    Translation: hu » independent
    Translation: mg » independent
    Translation: ml » independent
    Translation: my » independent
    Translation: nl » independent
    Translation: ja » independent
    Translation: pl » independent
    Translation: pt » independent
    Translation: ru » independent
    Category: simple:independent -
    Translation: fi » independent
    Translation: sv » independent
    Translation: ta » independent
    Translation: te » independent
    Translation: tr » independent
    Translation: vi » independent
    Translation: zh » independent