independent

[ in-di-pen-duhnt ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt /

adjective

noun

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Idioms for independent

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM independent

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British Dictionary definitions for independent (1 of 2)

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 forms of independent

independently, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for independent (2 of 2)

Independent
/ (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənt) /

noun

(in England) a member of the Congregational Church

adjective

of or relating to Independency
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