[,ɪndɪ'pendənt] or ['ɪndɪ'pɛndənt]


(adj.) free from external control and constraint; 'an independent mind'; 'a series of independent judgments'; 'fiercely independent individualism' .

(adj.) (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; 'the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb' .

(adj.) not controlled by a party or interest group .

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(a.) Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.

(a.) Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.

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

(a.) Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.

(a.) Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.

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

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

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

(n.) One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.

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



a. [1]. Unrelated, unconnected, free, self-directing, unrestricted, unrestrained, absolute, not dependent, not subordinate.[2]. Unconstrained, easy, bold.[3]. Irrespective.






adj. (with of) not dependent or relying on others: not subordinate: not subject to bias: affording a comfortable livelihood: belonging to the Independents: (gram.) of some parts of speech (noun pronoun verb) capable of forming sentences without the others.—n. one who in ecclesiastical affairs holds that every congregation should be independent of every other and subject to no superior authority—a Congregationalist: (math.) not depending on another for its value said of a quantity or function.—ns. Independ′ence Independ′ency.—adv. Independ′ently.—Declaration of Independence the document embodying the reasons for the secession of the thirteen colonies of America from England reported to the Continental Congress July 4 1776—observed in the United States as a legal holiday—Independence Day.



To dream that you are very independent, denotes that you have a rival who may do you an injustice. To dream that you gain an independence of wealth, you may not be so succcessful{sic} at that time as you expect, but good results are promised.





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