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Pronunciation:  `indi'pendunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
  2. [n]  a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
  3. [adj]  of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
  4. [adj]  not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else
  5. [adj]  not contingent
  6. [adj]  free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
  7. [adj]  (grammar) 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"
  8. [adj]  not controlled by a party or interest group

INDEPENDENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: absolute, autarkic, autarkical, autonomous, breakaway, case-by-case, commutative, freelance, free-living, indie, individual, item-by-item, main(a), mugwump, nonparasitic, nonpartisan, nonpartizan, nonsymbiotic, on her own(p), on his own(p), on one's own(p), on their own(p), on your own(p), self-directed, self-employed person, self-governing, self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-sufficing, self-supporting, self-sustaining, separatist, single-handed, sovereign, strong-minded, unaffiliated, unconditional
 Antonyms: dependent, subordinate
 See Also: free, individualist, separate, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In`de*pend"ent\, a. [Pref. in- not + dependent: cf.
    F. ind['e]pendant.]
    1. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not
       relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly
             A dry, but independent crust.         --Cowper.
    2. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent
    3. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious;
       self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
    4. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence;
       free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or
    5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
             That obligation in general, under which we conceive
             ourselves bound to obey a law, independent of those
             resources which the law provides for its own
             enforcement.                          --R. P. Ward.
    6. (Eccl.) Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the
       doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
    7. (Math.) Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to
       value or rate of variation; -- said of quantities or
    8. (U. S. Politics) Not bound by party; exercising a free
       choice in voting with either or any party.
    {Independent company} (Mil.), one not incorporated in any
    {Independent seconds watch}, a stop watch having a second
       hand driven by a separate set of wheels, springs, etc.,
       for timing to a fraction of a second.
    {Independent variable}. (Math.) See {Dependent variable},
       under {Dependent}.
    Syn: Free; uncontrolled; separate; uncoerced; self-reliant;
         bold; unconstrained; unrestricted.
  2. \In`de*pend"ent\, n.
    1. (Eccl.) One who believes that an organized Christian
       church is complete in itself, competent to
       self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical
    Note: In England the name is often applied (commonly in the
          pl.) to the Congregationalists.
    2. (Politics) One who does not acknowledge an obligation to
       support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one
       who exercises liberty in voting.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are independent means a rival who may do you wrong.
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