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stand-alone

[stand-uh-lohn] /ˈstænd əˌloʊn/ Computers.
adjective
1.
self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software.
noun
2.
a device or program with these characteristics.
Origin of stand-alone
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
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stand-alone

adjective
1.
(computing) (of a device or system) capable of operating independently of any other device or system
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Word Origin and History for stand-alone
adj.

1966, from stand (v.) + alone.

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