- (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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How to use independent in a sentence
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.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy|Monica Potts|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.Santa Fails One More Time|P. J. O’Rourke|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a job for independent committees, like Bowles-Simpson, not a partisan slugfest.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans|Philip K. Howard|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Vulgate translates: “Et obviabit illi quasi mater honorificata, et quasi mulier a virginitate suscipiet illum.”
In the New Testament a few examples appear in which his utterances are given a quasi-judicial tone.
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
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