English adjective: independent
|1.||independent free from external control and constraint|
|Samples||An independent mind.|
A series of independent judgments.
Fiercely independent individualism.
|Similar||autarkic, autarkical, autonomous, autonomous, breakaway, case-by-case, commutative, fissiparous, free-living, indie, individual, item-by-item, nonparasitic, nonsymbiotic, self-directed, self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-sufficing, self-supporting, self-sustaining, separatist, single-handed, strong-minded, unaffiliated, unconditional|
|See also||free, separate|
|2.||independent (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces|
|Samples||An autonomous judiciary.|
A sovereign state.
|Synonyms||autonomous, self-governing, sovereign|
|3.||independent (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence|
|Samples||The main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb.|
|4.||independent not controlled by a party or interest group|
English noun: independent
|1.||independent (person) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)|
|Domain category||government, political science, politics|
|2.||independent (person) a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them|
|Synonyms||free lance, free-lance, freelance, freelancer, self-employed person|