HyperDic: independent

English > 6 senses of the word independent:
ADJECTIVEallindependentfree from external control and constraint / constraint
allindependent, autonomous, self-governing, sovereign(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
allindependent, main(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
allindependentnot controlled by a party or interest group
NOUNperson independent, mugwump, fencesittera neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
person independent, freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, self-employed persona writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
independent > pronunciation
Soundsih.ndihpeh'ndahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > independent: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree from external control and constraint / constraint.
Examples
  • "an independent mind"
  • "a series of independent judgments"
  • "fiercely independent individualism"
Attribute ofindependence, independencyfreedom from control or influence of another or others
Narrowerautarkic, autarkicalOf countries
autonomous, self-directed, self-reliant(of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
autonomousExisting as an independent entity
breakaway, fissiparous, separatistHaving separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
commutative(of a binary operation) independent of order
free-living, nonparasitic, nonsymbioticnot parasitic on another organism
indie(of pop groups) not affiliated with a major recording company
individual, case-by-case, item-by-itemseparate and distinct from others of the same kind
self-sufficient, self-sufficing, self-sustainingable to provide for your own needs without help from others
self-supportingfinancially independent
single-handedWithout help from others
strong-mindedmarked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment
unaffiliatednot affiliated
unconditionalnot contingent
See alsofreeable to act at will
separateIndependent
OppositedependentRelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
Spanishindependiente
Catalanindependent
Nounsindependence, independencyfreedom from control or influence of another or others
Adverbsindependentlyon your own
English > independent: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces.
Synonymsautonomous, self-governing, sovereign
Broaderfreeable to act at will
Spanishautonómico, autónomo, independiente, soberano
Catalanautònom, autonòmic, independent, sobirà
Nounsindependence, independencyfreedom from control or influence of another or others
English > independent: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence.
Example"the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
Synonymmain
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Oppositedependent, subordinate(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
Spanishindependiente, principal
Catalanindependent, principal
English > independent: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot controlled by a party or interest group.
Broadernonpartisan, nonpartizanFree from party affiliation or bias
Spanishindependiente
Catalanindependent
Nounsindependencefreedom from control or influence of another or others
English > independent: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics).
Synonymsmugwump, fencesitter
Categorypolitics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
BroaderindividualistA person who pursues independent thought or action
Spanishindependiente
Catalanindependent
English > independent: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them.
Synonymsfreelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, self-employed person
BroaderworkerA person who works at a specific occupation
Spanishautónomo, freelance, independiente, trabajador autónomo
Catalanautònom, freelance, independent

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