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    independent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word independent

    Definition
    (noun) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    Synonyms : fencesitter , mugwump
    Definition
    (noun) a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them Definition
    (adj) free from external control and constraint
    Example Sentence
    • an independent mind
    • a series of independent judgments
    • fiercely independent individualism
    Definition
    (adj) (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    Example Sentence
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
    Definition
    (adj) (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
    Synonyms : main
    Example Sentence
    • the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb
    Definition
    (adj) not controlled by a party or interest group
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