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freestanding

or free-stand·ing

[ free-stan-ding ]
/ ˈfriˈstæn dɪŋ /
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adjective

(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.

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Origin of freestanding

First recorded in 1875–80; free + standing
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British Dictionary definitions for freestanding

freestanding
/ (ˌfriːˈstændɪŋ) /

adjective

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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