- (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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Example sentences from the Web for independent
The claims of either side have not been independently verified.
He likes that he isn't behoven to lobbyists and backers, that he can say what he says independently.
Since 1999, the agency says, it has approved 16 of 18 applications for cannabis from independently funded studies.
We must do everything to help these people to protect their rights and independently determine their own destiny.
The Senate is also independently evaluating the government oversight of security clearances in the wake of the Navy yard shooting.
We are as independently correct as any other paper that exists.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
Independently of the variations in printing, there are two types of surcharge.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes
One lives as independently as in an inn, and many guests act just as if they were in one.
But independently of spit, pot, and pan, what delight in even daunering about the home-farm seeking for a hare!
Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God.Eureka:|Edgar A. Poe
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