Definition of independent
- (of a set of propositions) having no one proposition deducible from the others.
- (of a proposition) belonging to such a set.
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You can take a home-office deduction only if you’re self-employed, an independent contractor or a gig worker.
On top of that, independent chefs have used the format to launch pop-ups from within their own restaurants.
Using Google Lens, she scanned one of the spoons, and within seconds, she received dozens of results from places such as eBay, big-box stores and independent resellers.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down.|Laura Daily|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
I’m looking for an independent, easy-going, family-oriented, trustworthy, fun-loving man who is looking for someone to complement his life.
Among registered voters, the Berkeley IGS survey found only 11 percent of registered Democrats and 32 percent of independents would vote to recall Newsom.California’s Gavin Newsom Will Likely Face A Recall Election — But He’ll Probably Survive It|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The Independent, quoted the duo as saying “we have some offers but we cannot say anything at the moment.”Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The issue polls well among Democratic, Republican, and independent voters.
For the last nine years, they have battled secular Baluch nationalists who would like to see an independent Baluchistan.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am reminded of the story of Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent, VT) walking along the shores of Lake Champlain.
This is a job for independent committees, like Bowles-Simpson, not a partisan slugfest.
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In a strict sense, of course, no child's drawing is absolutely spontaneous and independent of external stimulus and guidance.Children's Ways|James Sully
Many persons impede their execution by not keeping the thumb independent enough of the rest of the hand.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
While the majority pulled in one way there was an active minority that wished the Nana to set up an independent kingdom.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Divine Providence is about to place independence within our reach, in a manner most acceptable to a free and independent people.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for independent (1 of 2)
- (of two or more variables) distributed so that the value taken by one variable will have no effect on that taken by another or others
- (of two or more events) such that the probability of all occurring equals the product of their individual probabilitiesCompare statistical dependence
- not validly derivable from one another, so that if the propositions are the axioms of some theory none can be dispensed with
- not logically related, so that in no case can the truth value of one be inferred from those of the others