- (of sculpture or architectural elements) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone.
- not affiliated with others of its kind; independent; autonomous: a freestanding clinic, not connected with any hospital.
Origin of freestanding
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Examples from the Web for freestanding
Prior to 1897, baths were taken in freestanding tubs in front of the fire in the bedrooms.The Real Downton Abbey: Juiciest Bits From 'The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle'
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That is why for years scanners have been freestanding and fully visible in many airport concourses.The Bomb Threat Under the Seats
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- standing apart; not attached to or supported by another object
- (in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that can stand alone as a sentence; denoting or being a main clauseCompare bound 1 (def. 8b)
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