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Independent meaning

independent - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
  3. 3. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.
  4. 4. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self- directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
  5. 5. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.
  6. 6. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
  7. 7. Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
  8. 8. Not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party.
  9. 9. One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self- government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
  10. 10. One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
  11. 11. Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; - said of quantities or functions.
  12. 12. Not dependent; not subordinate; self- reliant.

independent - examples of usage

  1. I deny that the people are not independent. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. They are a sort of bound; they are not independent; but if they were curing for themselves, then they would have their freedom to go anywhere they chose. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. Since the men began to cure their own fish they have got on well, and they have got much out of debt, and become more independent. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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