Definitions for independent

Definitions for (noun) independent

Main entry: free lance, free-lance, freelance, freelancer, independent, self-employed person

Definition: a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

Main entry: mugwump, independent, fencesitter

Definition: a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

Definitions for (adj) independent

Main entry: independent

Definition: free from external control and constraint

Usage: an independent mind; a series of independent judgments; fiercely independent individualism

Main entry: independent, main

Definition: (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

Usage: the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb

Main entry: independent

Definition: not controlled by a party or interest group

Main entry: autonomous, sovereign, self-governing, independent

Definition: (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

Usage: an autonomous judiciary; a sovereign state

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