independent

/ɪndəˈpɛndənt / (say induh'penduhnt)

adjective
1. not influenced by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent person.
2. not subject to another's authority or jurisdiction; autonomous; free.
3. not influenced by the thought or action of others: independent research.
4. not dependent; not depending or contingent on something else for existence, operation, etc.
5. not relying on another or others for aid or support.
6. declining others' aid or support; refusing to be under obligation to others.
7. having the means to provide oneself with at least the basic necessities of life, without reliance on others or on other sources of income: his inheritance has made him financially independent.
8. sufficient to support someone so that they do not have to look for a living.
9. expressive of a spirit of independence; self-confident; unconstrained.
10. free from party commitments in voting.
11. (of a school) neither a government school nor one in the Catholic education system.
12. Mathematics (of a quantity or variable) not depending upon another for value.
noun
13. an independent person or thing.
14. Politics someone who votes without blind loyalty to any organised party.
15. Politics a candidate for election or an elected representative in parliament who is not formally affiliated with a political party.
{in-3 + dependent}
independently, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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