independent

[ in-di-pen-duh nt ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. independence day,
  2. independence hall,
  3. independence of path,
  4. independence, declaration of,
  5. independency,
  6. independent assortment,
  7. independent audit,
  8. independent axiom,
  9. independent clause,
  10. independent living

Idioms

    independent of, irrespective of; regardless of: Independent of monetary considerations, it was a promising position.

Origin of independent

First recorded in 1605–15; in-3 + dependent

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for independent

independent

/ (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt) /

adjective

noun

an independent person or thing
a person who is not affiliated to or who acts independently of a political party
Derived Formsindependently, adverb

Independent

/ (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt) /

noun

(in England) a member of the Congregational Church

adjective

of or relating to Independency
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Word Origin and History for independent

independent

adj.

1610s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + dependent. French independant is attested from c.1600; Italian independente from 1590s. Noun meaning "person not acting as part of a political party" is from 1808. Related: Independently.

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