- (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
There arose a number of quasi-independent city states to the north of Rome, the papal capital.
In fiscal matters, as for many other purposes, the Chinese empire is an agglomeration of a number of quasi-independent units.
In reality, however, the Republic was divided into five quasi-independent military states.The South American Republics Part I of II|Thomas C. Dawson
For the most part these European towns were independent or quasi-independent aristocratic republics.
He is not quasi-independent, and therefore will obey orders.Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy, Vol. 2 of 2|Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
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