- (of a set of propositions) having no one proposition deducible from the others.
- (of a proposition) belonging to such a set.
Examples from the Web for independent
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.
Fig. 307 is a form of armature similarly constructed, but with four independent coils wound upon the four projections.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla|Thomas Commerford Martin
It can therefore no longer call forth reverence, or be treated as an independent aim and ideal.Ethics and Modern Thought|Rudolf Eucken
The marriage has since taken place, but Korea is no longer an independent empire.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
The South, indeed, had little direct interest in the peopling of the Western prairies by independent yeomen, native or foreign.Stephen A. Douglas|Allen Johnson
He had no idea that the Bohemian Brethren had ever been an independent Church.History of the Moravian Church|J. E. Hutton
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
British Dictionary definitions for independent (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for independent
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.